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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
1695-1705; < New Latin rēctus (musculus) straight (muscle)
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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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