noun, plural rectums, recta
[rek-tuh] /ˈrɛk tə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the comparatively straight, terminal section of the intestine, ending in the anus.
noun (pl) -tums, -ta (-tə)
the lower part of the alimentary canal, between the sigmoid flexure of the colon and the anus
rectum rec·tum (rěk’təm)
n. pl. rec·tums or rec·ta (-tə)
The terminal portion of the large intestine, extending from the sigmoid flexure to the anal canal.
Plural rectums or recta
The last section of the digestive tract, extending from the colon to the anus, in which feces is stored for elimination from the body.
The outermost portion of the large intestine. Feces are stored in the rectum until they are passed out of the body through the anus.
noun, plural recti [rek-tahy] /ˈrɛk taɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc. noun (pl) -ti (-taɪ) 1. (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) […]