rectus

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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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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