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rectus/rec·tus/ (rek´tus) [L.] straight.
n. pl. rec·ti (-tī′)
Any of various straight muscles, as of the abdomen, eye, neck, and thigh.
rectusAny of several straight muscles, such as the central vertical muscle on either side of the midline of the abdomen (the rectus abdominis), the rectus femoris on the front of the thigh or the four rectus muscles that move the eyeball. From the Latin rectus , straight.
rectusa straight muscle, such as either of the two muscles that serve, together with the more anterior pair of oblique muscles, to move the eyeball. They are situated behind the eyeball in a posterior position.
rectus abdominis muscle
see Table 13.2.
ocular rectus muscle
see Table 13.1F.
the sleeve of fascia which surrounds the rectus abdominis muscle and which is derived from the aponeurotic tendons of the other abdominal muscles.