- any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc.
Origin of rectus
Examples from the Web for rectus
Historical Examples of rectus
I shall never forget how I first became acquainted with Rectus.
Nearly a year before this time, Rectus had left the academy.
I was on the ground in a few moments, and then Rectus came down.
Rectus carried the rope, and I had the grapnel, wrapped in its cotton wool.
He made no noise himself, but Rectus and I clumped a good deal.
- anatomy a straight muscle, esp either of two muscles of the anterior abdominal wall (rectus abdominis)