recti

recti

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

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


Origin:
< Latin rēcti-, combining form of rēctus right

rectus

[rek-tuhs]
noun, plural recti [rek-tahy] . Anatomy.
any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Neo-Latin rēctus (musculus) straight (muscle)

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recti (ˈrɛktaɪ)
 
n
the plural of rectus

recti- or (before a vowel) rect-
 
combining form
straight or right: rectilinear; rectangle
 
[from Latin rectus]
 
rect- or (before a vowel) rect-
 
combining form
 
[from Latin rectus]

rectus (ˈrɛktəs)
 
n , pl -ti
anatomy a straight muscle, esp either of two muscles of the anterior abdominal wall (rectus abdominis)
 
[C18: from New Latin rectus musculus]

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