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buttock

(bŭt′ək)
n.
1.
a. Either of the two rounded prominences on the human torso that are posterior to the hips and formed by the gluteal muscles and underlying structures.
b. The analogous part of the body on certain mammals.
2. buttocks The rear pelvic area of the human body.
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buttock

One of the twinned masses of powerful muscle at the base of the trunk, behind. Each buttock consists of three muscles-the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. These muscles arise from the back of the bony pelvis and run into the upper end of the back of the thigh bone (femur) and act to straighten the flexed hip joint.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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Q. I get shooting pains in my buttocks and both upper legs

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