Definition of gluteal in English:



  • Relating to the gluteus muscles.

    ‘the gluteal region’
    • ‘A regimen of exercises is taught, including quadricep and gluteal exercises.’
    • ‘This emphasizes quadriceps and gluteal strength on the front leg while requiring dynamic flexibility of the back leg, specifically the hip flexors and calf muscles.’
    • ‘The clinicians measured each individual participant's waist circumference halfway between the lower rib and iliac crest and the hip circumference over the widest part in the gluteal region, and then calculated the WHR.’
    • ‘Doctors plan to remove her breasts, her gluteal muscles and her calves because of damage from industrial silicone that allegedly was injected into her body.’
    • ‘Characteristically, psoriasis is symmetrically distributed, with lesions frequently located on the ears, elbows, knees, umbilicus, gluteal cleft and genitalia.’
    • ‘The superior gluteal vein is seen between gluteus medius and minimus muscles.’
    • ‘The American trainers are also helping the Indian players in utilising the gluteal muscles well and for those who have a problem they have devised a special regimen of weight-training, sliding wedger, Swiss ball and medicine ball.’
    • ‘A 70-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital in March 1997 complaining of pain in her left gluteal region.’
    • ‘Heel elevation has nothing to do with the muscular development of the gluteal group but will shorten the calf muscles and cause you to lose flexibility in that group, which will affect the way you walk.’
    • ‘When this occurs, the femoral artery is usually small, and the inferior gluteal artery is the primary vessel of the thigh.’
    • ‘The inferior gluteal vessels are intimately associated and travel with the sciatic nerve.’
    • ‘As your game becomes faster and more proficient, you will also work the gluteal muscles in your bottom harder, as well as the inner and outer thigh muscles as you reach higher for shots.’
    • ‘Landing with a flat foot allows you to sit back into your powerhouse gluteal muscles.’
    • ‘When inferior branches are absent, they are sometimes replaced by branches from the middle rectal, gluteal, and sciatic arteries.’
    • ‘Absolutely, and measuring the hips actually measures the gluteal muscles in a way, so it might be a surrogate measure of muscularity.’
    • ‘Cures of pain reported by injection of the joint are, I think, not because the joint has been injected but because the injection has gone into part of the gluteal muscle origin.’
    • ‘The inferior gluteal artery also assists in forming the cruciate anastomosis that forms around the neck and greater trochanter of the femur.’
    • ‘Two and a half years after the injury open surgery was done using a direct approach through the gluteal crease.’
    • ‘With the infant prone, the physician should check for limb length discrepancy or asymmetric gluteal or thigh folds.’
    • ‘In 1997, I got severe pain in the left leg from gluteal region to the heel.’


usually gluteals
  • A gluteus muscle.

    ‘walking uphill places greater emphasis on the gluteals’
    • ‘By using a stability ball, you'll involve your core muscles (abs, back, gluteals and hips) to keep your balance as you move.’
    • ‘The combined training group also completed 4 strengthening exercises targeting the pectorals, latissimus dorsi, gluteals, and quadriceps for 45 minutes.’
    • ‘This exercise strengthens the obliques, quadratus lumborum, back extensors, gluteals, adductors and core abdominal muscles.’
    • ‘As you exhale, contract your core muscles (i.e., your abs, spine extensors, gluteals and other muscles that control your pelvis) to help maintain your alignment.’
    • ‘Your gluteals are one of the largest and strongest muscle groups in your body.’
    • ‘Your hip abductors are a very small muscle group that is really part of your gluteals, says Keli Roberts, co-author of Stronger Legs and Lower Body.’
    • ‘The squat primarily works the quadriceps muscles of the thighs and, secondarily, the abductors, adductors, hamstrings and gluteals.’
    • ‘To perform a squat with ideal alignment, one needs to have flexible hamstrings, gluteals and calf muscles, strong quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals, as well as strong, stable abdominals and erector spinae muscles.’
    • ‘Lift, strengthen and define your gluteals and hamstrings.’
    • ‘This exercise strengthens the back extensors, gluteals, quadriceps, hamstrings and core abdominal muscles.’
    • ‘Work your hamstrings, the sides of your hips, the gluteals and the hip rotators, as well as the chest and neck areas.’
    • ‘The exercise program consisted of 8 resistance exercises on a multigym apparatus for 3 upper body muscles (triceps, biceps, and latissimus dorsi) and 4 lower body muscles (quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteals, gastrocnemius/soleus).’
    • ‘The squat strengthens all of the major muscles of the lower body, including the gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves.’
    • ‘You may be able to make your legs appear more proportional by building up your guadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals in the weight room.’
    • ‘Other hip rotator muscles located deep beneath the gluteals help to stabilize your pelvis.’
    • ‘The hip flexors, which are activated when you bend at the hips, and the hip-rotator muscles, located deep beneath the gluteals, help stabilize your pelvis.’


Late 18th century: from gluteus + -al.