Latin, meaning: right, correct, proper, upright, natural, plain.
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- any of various straight muscles
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Rectus: Usually refers to the rectus abdominis, a large muscle in the front of the abdomen that assists in the regular breathing movement and supports the muscles of the spine while lifting and keeping abdominal organs such as the intestines in place. The rectus abdominis plays a key role in 'sit-ups.' Rectus means straight. The rectus abdominis is
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; plural Recti
(-t...). [ New Latin , from Latin regere
to keep straight.] (Anat.)
A straight muscle; as, the recti
of the eye.
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Origin: NL, fr. L. Regere to keep straight. ... <anatomy> A straight muscle; as, the recti of the eye. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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any of various straight muscles
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(rek´tәs) Latin word meaning straight; a term used in anatomy.
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• (n.) A straight muscle; as, the recti of the eye.
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Latin rectus = straight.
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