[ rek-toh ]
/ ˈrɛk toʊ /
noun, plural rec·tos.Printing.
a right-hand page of an open book or manuscript; the front of a leaf (opposed to verso).
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Origin of recto
1815–25; <Late Latin rēctō (foliō) on the right-hand (leaf or page), ablative of Latin rēctus right
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British Dictionary definitions for recto
/ (ˈrɛktəʊ) /
noun plural -tos
the front of a sheet of printed paper
the right-hand pages of a book, bearing the odd numbersCompare verso (def. 1b)
Word Origin for recto
C19: from Latin rectus right, in rectō foliō on the right-hand page
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Medical definitions for recto
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