[ rek-tahy ]
/ ˈrɛk taɪ /
plural of rectus.
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[ rek-tuh s ]
/ ˈrɛk təs /
noun, plural rec·ti [rek-tahy] /ˈrɛk taɪ/. Anatomy.
any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc.
Origin of rectus
1695–1705; < New Latin rēctus (musculus) straight (muscle)
a combining form meaning “right,” “straight,” used in the formation of compound words: rectilinear.
Also especially before a vowel, rect-.
Origin of recti-
< Latin rēcti-, combining form of rēctus right
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Four of these muscles run a straight course and are called the recti.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
/ (ˈrɛktaɪ) /
the plural of rectus
before a vowel rect-
straight or rightrectilinear; rectangle
Word Origin for recti-
from Latin rectus
/ (ˈrɛktəs) /
noun plural -ti (-taɪ)
anatomy a straight muscle, esp either of two muscles of the anterior abdominal wall (rectus abdominis)
Word Origin for rectus
C18: from New Latin rectus musculus
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