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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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Diastasis recti, a common musculoskeletal condition, commonly found during and after pregnancy,1-3 is a separation of the two bellies of the rectus abdominis muscles along the linea alba,1 creating a ridge that runs along the length of the abdomen.
Operative finding was a giant hematoma (about 13 cm x 12 cm x 10 cm) that between the rectus abdominis and peritoneum and it was removed thoroughly.
Pocket for pacemaker was created deep to rectus abdominis sheath and PPM was placed.
There are numerous muscles that make up the core, the deeper stability muscles (transverse abdominis, multifidus and the pelvic floor muscles) and the larger global muscles (obliques, rectus abdominis and gluteus maximus),' says Holly.
Mini-laparotomy is performed on the edge of the left rectus abdominis muscle (Hasson technique) in the level of the umbilicus.
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.
Once habituated, surface EMG (sEMG) electrodes were placed on the participants' right lower erector spinae, rectus abdominis, biceps femoris, gastrocnemius and rectus femoris muscles, as detailed in studies by Silfies et al.
The tenderness persisted with contraction of her rectus abdominis muscle (Carnett's sign), implying extraperitoneal pathology.
Other problems may be hemorrhoids, queefing or varting, fissures, fistulas, and diastasis rectus abdominis.
However, no difference in EMG activity was observed in the pectoralis major, anterior deltoid, triceps brachii, latissimus dorsi, or the rectus abdominis in the bench press exercise on a bench or Swiss ball.