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Anterior gluteal line

Other Terms: Linea glutealis anterior, Linea glutea anterior, Ligne glutéale antérieure


This line on the external surface of the iliac ala is the longest of the three gluteal lines. It is an oblique line arching gently posteroinferiorly from the anterior portion of the iliac crest to the apex of the greater sciatic notch. This line marks the anteroinferior attachment border of the gluteus medius muscle.


Gluteal is a term that arises from the Greek word gloutos meaning the rump or buttocks. Homer also used the term in the Iliad to describe the hip. The word line arises from the Latin term linea. Anatomists use the term to describe a thin, linear demarcation on a bone.


Linea glutea anterior


Ligne glutéale antérieure


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