rectectomy rec·tec·to·my (rěk-těk’tə-mē)
noun 1. plural of rectus. noun, plural recti [rek-tahy] /ˈrɛk taɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc. 1. a combining form meaning “right,” “straight,” used in the formation of compound words: rectilinear. noun 1. the plural of rectus combining form 1. straight or right: rectilinear, […]
adjective 1. able to be rectified. 2. Mathematics. of or relating to a curve or arc that has finite length.
[rek-tuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌrɛk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of rectifying, or the fact of being rectified. 2. Astrology. the method by which the known times of major events in one’s life are used to determine an unknown time of birth.
verb (used with object), rectified, rectifying. 1. to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct: He sent them a check to rectify his account. 2. to put right by adjustment or calculation, as an instrument or a course at sea. 3. Chemistry. to purify (especially a spirit or liquor) by repeated distillation. 4. Electricity. to […]