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n.1.(Anat.) The great muscle of the buttock in man and most mammals, and the corresponding muscle in many lower animals.
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Tissue loss led to reduced activity in most species studied, except for the spionid Rhynchospio glutaeus, which switches to an alternative feeding mode following palp loss (Lindsay and Woodin, 1995), and Pseudopolydora kempi, which becomes more active following the loss of one palp, perhaps to compensate for lost feeding efficiency, but becomes less active following loss of both palps (Lindsay and Woodin, 1992).
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The macro-fauna used were three species of spionid polychaete (Spio sp., Rhynchospio glutaeus, and Pygospio elegans) and a tellinid bivalve (Macoma nasuta).