Definition of gluteal in US English:



  • Relating to the gluteus muscles.

    ‘the gluteal region’
    • ‘The inferior gluteal vessels are intimately associated and travel with the sciatic nerve.’
    • ‘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 regimen of exercises is taught, including quadricep and gluteal exercises.’
    • ‘In 1997, I got severe pain in the left leg from gluteal region to the heel.’
    • ‘Characteristically, psoriasis is symmetrically distributed, with lesions frequently located on the ears, elbows, knees, umbilicus, gluteal cleft and genitalia.’
    • ‘Absolutely, and measuring the hips actually measures the gluteal muscles in a way, so it might be a surrogate measure of muscularity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The inferior gluteal artery also assists in forming the cruciate anastomosis that forms around the neck and greater trochanter of the femur.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When this occurs, the femoral artery is usually small, and the inferior gluteal artery is the primary vessel of the thigh.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A 70-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital in March 1997 complaining of pain in her left gluteal region.’
    • ‘Two and a half years after the injury open surgery was done using a direct approach through the gluteal crease.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With the infant prone, the physician should check for limb length discrepancy or asymmetric gluteal or thigh folds.’
    • ‘The superior gluteal vein is seen between gluteus medius and minimus muscles.’
    • ‘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.’


usually gluteals
  • A gluteus muscle in the buttocks.

    ‘reshaping the gluteals isn't a matter of doing 25 more leg lifts’
    • ‘This exercise strengthens the back extensors, gluteals, quadriceps, hamstrings and core abdominal muscles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lift, strengthen and define your gluteals and hamstrings.’
    • ‘The squat strengthens all of the major muscles of the lower body, including the gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘Other hip rotator muscles located deep beneath the gluteals help to stabilize your pelvis.’
    • ‘This exercise strengthens the obliques, quadratus lumborum, back extensors, gluteals, adductors and core abdominal muscles.’
    • ‘The squat primarily works the quadriceps muscles of the thighs and, secondarily, the abductors, adductors, hamstrings and gluteals.’
    • ‘You may be able to make your legs appear more proportional by building up your guadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals in the weight room.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Your gluteals are one of the largest and strongest muscle groups in your body.’
    • ‘Work your hamstrings, the sides of your hips, the gluteals and the hip rotators, as well as the chest and neck areas.’


Late 18th century: from gluteus + -al.