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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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Only the following major muscles in the belly were included in the study, the deep pectoral, latissimus dorsi, cutaneous trunci, rectus abdominis, and the external and internal abdominal oblique.
Rectus abdominis muscles (abs) These are commonly known as the abs and are the strongest muscles in your core.
2 cm in the right orbit along the right lateral rectus and superior rectus muscles.
Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) has been defined as a condition characterised by an abnormal midline separation of the rectus abdominis (RA) from the linea alba (Barbosa et al 2013, Mota et al 2013).
The tumor appeared to be encapsulated but adherent to the inferior rectus muscle at surgery.
The most common type of autogeneous tissue (from one's own body) reconstruction is the pedicled transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous (TRAM) flap.
Intra-operatively, the tumour invaded the anterior rectus fascia, rectus abdominus, periosteum of the pubic symphysis and spermatic cords bilaterally.
Accordingly, our primary objective was to assess intertransducer validity of rectus femoris measurements obtained using a curved-array transducer connected to a hand-carried unit against measurements obtained with a linear-array transducer--the reference-standard technique.
Five species of Sphenophorus were found in golf courses from 7 states of Mexico; Sphenophorus arizonensis Horn, Sphenophorus cicatristriatus Fahraeus, Sphenophorus incurrens Gyllenhal, Sphenophorus rectus (Say), and Sphenophorus venatus vestitus Chittenden.
The five muscles are Adductor Magnus, Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, Rectus Femoris and Iliacus.
In addition, bony invasion of the anteroinferomedial wall of the left orbit was noted with extension of the tumor into the orbit itself, which resulted in lateral displacement of the left medial rectus muscle.