follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

recti

[rek-tahy] /ˈrɛk taɪ/
noun
1.
plural of rectus.

recti-

1.
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-tuh s] /ˈrɛk təs/
noun, plural recti
[rek-tahy] /ˈrɛk taɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc.
Origin
1695-1705; < Neo-Latin rēctus (musculus) straight (muscle)
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for recti

recti

/ˈrɛktaɪ/
noun
1.
the plural of rectus

recti-

combining form
1.
straight or right rectilinear, rectangle
Word Origin
from Latin rectus

rectus

/ˈrɛktəs/
noun (pl) -ti (-taɪ)
1.
(anatomy) a straight muscle, esp either of two muscles of the anterior abdominal wall (rectus abdominis)
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin rectus musculus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for recti

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for recti

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends