Definition of "rectus" [‖Rec•tus]

  • (noun) Any of various straight muscles, as of the abdomen, eye, neck, and thigh.

Use "rectus" in a sentence

  • "Thus, if the internal rectus is shortened, the eye turns in; if the external rectus, the eye turns out, producing what is known as "wall eye.""
  • "It means originally straight just as our Saxon word right and the Latin word rectus denote, in their symbol, a straight line; that being nature’s type of moral rightness, or rectitude."
  • "Contributing Factors: The abdominal diastasis is simply a separation of the right and left sides of the front abdominal muscles rectus abdominus from their central attachment."

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