noun, plural recti
[rek-tahy] /ˈrɛk taɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc.
noun (pl) -ti (-taɪ)
(anatomy) a straight muscle, esp either of two muscles of the anterior abdominal wall (rectus abdominis)
- Rectus muscle of abdomen
rectus muscle of abdomen rec·tus muscle of abdomen (rěk’təs) n. A muscle with origin from the pubis, with insertion into the xiphoid process and the fifth to seventh costal cartilages, and whose action flexes the vertebral column and draws the chest downward.
- Rectus muscle of thigh
rectus muscle of thigh n. A muscle with origin from the ilium and the acetabulum, with insertion into a tendon of the quadriceps muscle of the thigh.
noun 1. the act or art of cultivating. 2. the state of being cultivated. 3. culture; refinement. noun 1. (agriculture) the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants the preparation of ground to promote their growth 2. development, esp through education, training, etc 3. culture or sophistication, esp social refinement cultivation cul·ti·va·tion (kŭl’tə-vā’shən) […]
adjective 1. lying down; reclining; leaning. 2. inactive; idle. 3. Zoology, Botany. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin. noun 4. a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc. adjective 1. lying down; reclining 2. (of a part or organ) leaning or resting against another organ or the ground: a recumbent stem […]