Rectus meaning

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Any of various straight muscles, as of the abdomen, eye, neck, and thigh.
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Any of various straight muscles, as of the eye, neck, or thigh.
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Any of various straight muscles, as of the abdomen, eye, neck, and thigh.
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(anatomy) Any of several straight muscles in various parts of the body, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye etc.
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Origin of rectus

  • New Latin (mūsculus) rēctus from Latin straight (muscle) rectum
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Latin phrase "(musculus) rectus", or "a straight (muscle)".
    From Wiktionary
  • Rectus therefore means straight in Latin.
    From Wiktionary