New Latin (mūsculus) rēctusfrom Latin straight (muscle)rectum
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the Latin phrase "(musculus) rectus", or "a straight (muscle)".
Rectus therefore means straight in Latin.
Rectus Sentence Examples
Both are supplied by the abducens nerve, together with the rectus externus muscle.
Birgus dispenses with a covering; Coenobita can make shift with half the shell of a coco-nut; Chlaenopagurus wraps itself up in a blanket of colonial polyps; Cancellus tanneri, Faxon, was found in a piece of dead coral rock; Xylopagurus rectus, A.
The rectus sheath or external oblique aponeurosis was clearly exposed around the circumference of the defect.
Associated soft tissue defects were repaired using radial forearm (n = 22) or rectus abdominis (n= 5) free flaps.
midline hernias the lateral leaf of the rectus sheath was then elevated from the underlying muscle.