gluteal tuberosity


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Related to gluteal tuberosity: gluteus medius, linea aspera

glu·te·al tu·ber·os·i·ty

[TA]
the roughened area of insertion on the upper portion of the shaft of the femur of the deep, lesser part of the gluteus maximus muscle; when markedly developed, this tuberosity is called the third trochanter.
See also: third trochanter.

gluteal tuberosity

a ridge on the lateral posterior surface of the femur to which is attached a fourth of the gluteus maximus.

glu·te·al tu·ber·os·i·ty

(glū-tē'ăl tū'bĕr-os'i-tē) [TA]
The roughened area of insertion on the upper portion of the shaft of the femur of the deep, lesser part of the gluteus maximus muscle; when markedly developed, this tuberosity is called the third trochanter.