Recto definition

rĕktō
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A right-hand page of a book or the front side of a leaf, on the other side of the verso.
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Any right-hand page of a book.
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The front side of a leaf.
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Rectum, rectum and.

Rectocele.

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The front side of a flat object which is to be examined visually, as for reading, such as a sheet or a leaf or a coin or a medal.
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Therefore, (printing) the right-hand page of a book of a script which reads from left to right, usually having an odd page number.
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(law) A writ of right.
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Noun

Singular:
recto
Plural:
rectos

Origin of recto

  • < L rectum: see rectum

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Latin (foliō) rēctō (the leaf) being right ablative of rēctus straight, right reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rÄ“ctō foliō (“on the right leaf, on the right page"), the ablative of the Latin rÄ“ctus (“right"). Confer versus (“turned").

    From Wiktionary