gluteal artery

gluteal artery
gluteal artery n either of two branches of the internal iliac artery that supply the gluteal region:
a) the largest branch of the internal iliac artery that sends branches esp. to the gluteal muscles called also superior gluteal artery
b) a branch that is distributed esp. to the buttocks and the backs of the thighs called also inferior gluteal artery

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