gluteus minimus muscle

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glu·te·us mi·ni·mus mus·cle

(glū-tē'ŭs min'i-mŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, ilium between anterior and inferior gluteal lines; insertion, greater trochanter of femur; action, abducts thigh; nerve supply, superior gluteal.
Synonym(s): musculus gluteus minimus [TA] .