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buttocks

 [but´oks]
the two fleshy prominences formed by the gluteal muscles on the lower part of the back. Called also breech, clunes, and nates.

but·tocks

(bŭt'oks), [TA] This word is grammatically plural.
The prominence formed by the gluteal muscles of either side.
Synonym(s): nates [TA], clunes ☆ , breech

buttocks

A part of the back of the hip, which, in humans, forms one of the rounded protuberances on which a person sits; the rump.

Composition
Gluteus maximus and gluteus medius muscle covered by a variable layer of fat.

but·tocks

(bŭt'ŏks)
The two gluteal prominences.
Synonym(s): nates [TA] , breech, clunes.

Patient discussion about buttocks

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A night after the premiere of Warren, Clunes fans could also see him in the last episode of Martin Clunes: Islands Of America over on ITV1.
Every bit the kind of beige, cagoule-wrapped everyman you'd struggle to recall just five minutes after bumping into him on the street, Clunes exhibited a marvelously unshowy turn as the copper whose quiet determination and painstaking procedural work helped break one of the UK's most notorious multiple murder cases.
One scene shows Clunes, as Sutton, revisiting the scene with Amelie's "parents", who sink to their knees in grief.
In a personal email to the couple, Clunes said: "Lucky is such a beautiful girl and her story is so sad until you entered her life.
While his recurrently irritable character Dr Martin Ellingham can't stand dogs, Clunes himself is an animal lover who spends months organising Buckham Fair for charity.
The Clunes streetscape project has upgraded Collins Place, improved the forecourt to the Clunes Town Hall, and enhanced access to the Warehouse Clunes, which is the Clunes civic centre incorporating a museum, library and council services.
Despite his practical approach, some moments during the filming of Man And Beast left Clunes a bit shaken - not least when he met a snake charmer in Nepal.
A spokesman for Churchill said: "We have worked with Martin Clunes in a brand advertising campaign since December 2011.
Clunes stars as Ben, a widowed and recently remarried man, settling into a new home with his wife Rosie and her two children as well as his own two from a previous marriage.
Father-of-one Clunes, 49, who plays Dr Martin Ellingham, has followed Alfie's progress with his TV producer wife Philippa Braithwaite.
* Number of campuses: Three major campuses in the Melbourne area; one early childhood center; Clunes; three outdoor education facilities; overseas programs
The actor, 57, is a patron of Born Free, which opposes elephant rides, but was seen doing just that on Thursday in Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals on ITV.