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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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7] Another trial showed decreased adhesion formation in the allocation group, where the parietal peritoneum and the rectus sheath were approximated.
Two longitudinal incisions were made over each of the anterior rectus sheath, 3 - 4 cm away from its medial edges, exposing the underlying rectus muscle (Figure 2).
Finally, direct implantation of electrodes to heart surface through small mini sternotomy and placing PPM in rectus sheath worked.
The differential diagnosis includes abdominal wall tumors, hematoma of rectus sheath, diverticulitis, appendicitis, intraabdominal abscess and masses.
The mesh covering the defect was placed over the anterior rectus sheath and anchored there with interrupted sutures prolene 2/0 (onlay fashion).
A haematoma in the right lower rectus sheath was demonstrated on the CT scan of the abdomen (Figures 2 and 3).
He received an MRI that night which revealed a tear in the left rectus abdominis, rectus sheath and a portion of the conjoint tendon.
Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block for an umbilical hernia repair in a patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: A case report **
1, part A), and the posterior rectus sheath was cranially incised (forward) to allow one finger to go through easily.
We explain that, when siting the stoma, we need to avoid the midline, keep it within the rectus sheath muscle, and avoid any scars, creases and bony prominences.
An important arterial collateral network of right internal thoracic artery was developed into the right rectus sheath (Figure 3).
A plane is created between the posterior rectus sheath and the peritoneum.