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)
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for rectus
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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