Latus-rectum



[ley-tuh s rek-tuh m] /ˈleɪ təs ˈrɛk təm/

noun, plural latera recta
[ley-ter-uh rek-tuh] /ˈleɪ tər ə ˈrɛk tə/ (Show IPA). Geometry.
1.
the chord perpendicular to the principal axis and passing through a focus of an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola.
/ˈlɑːtəs ˈrɛktəm/
noun (pl) latera recta (ˈlætərə ˈrɛktə)
1.
(geometry) a chord that passes through the focus of a conic and is perpendicular to the major axis

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