gluteus minimus

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gluteus minimus

[′glüd·ē·əs ′min·ə·məs]
(anatomy)
The smallest and deepest muscle of the buttocks.
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At the end of the procedure, the desired distal advancement of the trochanteric fragment is greatly facilitated by a release of the long tendinous head of the gluteus minimus muscle, which runs along the anterior border of the mobile trochanteric fragment.