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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 of recti-
< 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; < New Latin rēctus (musculus) straight (muscle)
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  • Four of these muscles run a straight course and are called the recti.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
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
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