Rectus Rec"tus (-t?s), n.; pl. {Recti} (-t?). [NL., fr. L. regere to keep straight.] (Anat.) A straight muscle; as, the recti of the eye. [1913 Webster]

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  • rectus — [rek′təs] n. pl. recti [rek′tī΄] [ModL < L rectus (musculus), lit., straight (muscle): see RECTI ] any of various straight muscles, as of the eye, neck, or thigh …   English World dictionary

  • Rectus — (lat.), 1) gerade; 2) gerader Muskel, so R. abdomĭnis, Bauchmuskel; R. cruris, Schenkelmuskel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • rectus — index direct (forthright), proper, right (righteousness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • RECTUS — via Damasci, Euthia Graecis …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 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.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Rectus — Als Rektus [ˈrɛktʊs] (eigentlich lat.: Casus rectus „gerader Kasus/Fall“) wird ein Kasus bezeichnet, in dem üblicherweise das Subjekt des Satzes steht – der „Rektus“ wäre im Deutschen also der Nominativ. Die Bezeichnung „gerader Kasus“ geht auf… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rectus — n. any of several straight muscles. The rectus muscles of the orbit are some of the extrinsic eye muscles. Rectus abdominis is a long flat muscle that extends bilaterally along the entire length of the front of the abdomen. The rectus muscles… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • rectus — rẹctus, ...ta, ...tum [aus gleichbed. lat. rectus]: gerade; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Musculus rectus abdominis (Anat.) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • rectus — noun (plural recti) Etymology: New Latin, from rectus musculus straight muscle Date: circa 1704 any of several straight muscles (as of the abdomen) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rectus — /rek teuhs/, n., pl. recti / tuy/. Anat. any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc. [1695 1705; < NL rectus (musculus) straight (muscle)] * * * …   Universalium

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