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ˈrɛk təsrec·tus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rectusnoun

    any of various straight muscles


  1. rectusnoun

    Any of several straight muscles in various parts of the body, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye etc.

  2. Etymology: From the phrase "(musculus) rectus", or "a straight (muscle)".


  1. rectus

    Rectus, in anatomical terminology, typically refers to a straight muscle, particularly those found around the abdomen, eyes, and thigh areas. These muscles aid in various movements like eye rotation, straightening of the leg, and tensing of the abdomen. The term 'rectus' is derived from Latin, meaning 'straight.'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rectusnoun

    a straight muscle; as, the recti of the eye

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. L. regere to keep straight.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rectus

    rek′tus, n. a muscle so called from the straightness of its course:—pl. Rec′ti.


  1. Rectus

    right or straight.

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  1. cruets

  2. eructs

  3. recuts

  4. truces

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rectus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rectus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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