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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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17 External support garments may provide compression and support to the abdominal and lumbo pelvic region by mimicking facial tension of the rectus abdominis muscle and may provide biofeedback for the rectus abdominis muscle to assist with its activation.
An abnormal signal intensity lesion was seen within the abdominal wall on the left of midline, overlying the left rectus abdominis muscle and inseparable from it.
The tenderness persisted with contraction of her rectus abdominis muscle (Carnett's sign), implying extraperitoneal pathology.
16) Motions such as repetitive hip hyperabduction and lumbar hyperextension, a movement commonly seen in sports, can induce sheering at the pubic symphysis and may lead to a tear or series of microtears of the rectus abdominis muscle or tendon as it inserts onto the pubis.
History: The player suffered from a medical tear on the left rectus abdominis muscle.
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.
The mesh was then oriented within abdomen and suture ends were retrieved on external sheath of rectus abdominis muscle using a non-traumatic needle.
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).
Electromyographic activity of the rectus abdominis muscle during exercise performed with the AB Slider.
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.
The IEA ascends medially to lie deep in the ipsilateral rectus abdominis muscle.