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recti

[rek-tahy]
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noun
  1. plural of rectus.
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rectus

[rek-tuh s]
noun, plural rec·ti [rek-tahy] /ˈrɛk taɪ/. Anatomy.
  1. any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc.
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Origin of rectus

1695–1705; < New Latin rēctus (musculus) straight (muscle)

recti-

  1. a combining form meaning “right,” “straight,” used in the formation of compound words: rectilinear.
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Also especially before a vowel, rect-.

Origin of recti-

< Latin rēcti-, combining form of rēctus right
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Historical Examples

  • Four of these muscles run a straight course and are called the recti.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell


British Dictionary definitions for recti

recti

noun
  1. the plural of rectus
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recti-

before a vowel rect-

combining form
  1. straight or rightrectilinear; rectangle
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Word Origin

from Latin rectus

rectus

noun plural -ti (-taɪ)
  1. anatomy a straight muscle, esp either of two muscles of the anterior abdominal wall (rectus abdominis)
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Word Origin

C18: from New Latin rectus musculus
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