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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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For the study, the researchers examined abdominal CT scans of 60 women, aged 18 to 45, to assess pregnancy-related changes in the rectus muscles that run along each side of the abdomen.
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The rectus abdominis is supplied by two main sources: The superior epigastric artery (SEA) and the deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEA).
She subsequently underwent a supracervical hysterectomy with abdominal sacrocolpopexy, rectus fascial sling, and urethral diverticulectomy.
Given her atypical presentation, we got MRI of orbit with contrast done that revealed ill-defined mixed signal intensity lesion in the intraconal compartment of the left orbit involving Medial Rectus, Inferior Rectus and posterior part of the Superior Rectus muscles.
A third hernia was located at the lateral edge of the rectus abdominis muscle above the left inguinal hernia.
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b) Overaction of inferior rectus and underaction of superior rectus on left eye chart