Pectus vs Rectus - What's the difference?

pectus | rectus |


As nouns the difference between pectus and rectus

is that pectus is (anatomy|zoology) the breast, especially of a bird while rectus is (anatomy) any of several straight muscles in various parts of the body, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye etc.

pectus

English

Noun

(pectora)
  • (anatomy, zoology) The breast, especially of a bird.
  • rectus

    English

    Noun

    (recti)
  • (anatomy) Any of several straight muscles in various parts of the body, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye etc.
  • Derived terms

    * rectus abdominis * rectus capitis * rectus femoris * rectus in curia * rectus oculi

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