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n. pl. rec·ti (-tī′)
Any of various straight muscles, as of the abdomen, eye, neck, and thigh.

[New Latin (mūsculus) rēctus, from Latin, straight (muscle); see rectum.]


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


(ˈrɛk təs)

n., pl. -ti (-tī).
any of several straight muscles, esp. of the abdomen, thigh, or eye.
[1695–1705; < New Latin rēctus (musculus) straight (muscle)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rectus - any of various straight musclesrectus - any of various straight muscles  
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body


L. músculo recto;
___ musclesmúsculos ___, grupo de músculos rectos tales como los situados alrededor del ojo y en la pared abdominal.
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10,11) Other sports hernia descriptions have included abnormalities of the rectus abdominis muscle, avulsion of part of the internal oblique muscle fibers from the pubic tubercle, tearing within the internal oblique muscle, or abnormality within the external oblique muscle and aponeurosis.
During pregnancy, the two rectus abdominis muscle bellies elongate and curve round the abdominal wall as it expands (Boissonnault and Blaschak 1988, Gilleard and Brown 1996) causing midline separation along the linea alba and protrusion of the umbilicus (Boissonnault and Blaschak 1988, Mota et al 2013).
Ureteral obstruction and vesicle compression secondary to hematoma of the rectus abdominis muscle.
Alternating hand and foot plank lift This targets all the muscles of the core - the rectus abdominis muscle, the obliques and the deeper core muscles, as well as the shoulder muscles and bottom.
Selective activation of different portions of the rectus abdominis muscle is theoretically possible because, in morphological terms, the rectus abdominis is a polygastric (literally, "with several bellies") muscle with three to four portions on the left and right sides of the body.
The IEA ascends medially to lie deep in the ipsilateral rectus abdominis muscle.
In a recent study, the same author reported that rectus abdominis muscle activation pattern was changed in some positions on a force plate in patients with CLBP (6).
The rectus abdominis muscle has been shown to become thinner, wider, and to have increased inter-recti distance which does not spontaneously resolve (Coldron et al 2008).
The fat was then widely undermined superficial to the rectus abdominis muscle fascia to a similar extent as the overlying skin dissection.
The necrosis extended into all the abdominal adipose tissue at the rectus abdominis muscle and linea alba.
5-second period at the peak of exercise during each crunch for the rectus abdominis muscle was 81.