Rectus vs Rictus - What's the difference?

rectus | rictus |


As nouns the difference between rectus and rictus

is that rectus is (anatomy) any of several straight muscles in various parts of the body, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye etc while rictus is a bird's gaping mouth.

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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    rictus

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • A bird's gaping mouth
  • Any open-mouthed expression
  • 'His face was a rictus of sheer delight.''

    Quotations

    * 1899 - , The Memoirs of Victor Hugo *: Amid a thick, bristling beard, a nose like an owl's beak and a mouth whose corners were drawn by a wild-beast-like rictus were just discernible. * 1916 - , A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man *: A rictus of cruel malignity lit up greyly their old bony faces. * 1990 - , Nothingface *: Valves plugs pumps to erase/ rictus from my face. * 1993 – , Episode 3, Level 9 , after defeating Hitler *: The absolute incarnation of evil, Adolf Hitler, lies at your feet in a pool of his own blood. His wrinkled, crimson-splattered visage still strains, a jagged-toothed rictus trying to cry out. Insane even in death. Your lips pinched in bitter victory, you kick his head off his remains and spit on his corpse. * 2001 — , Artemis Fowl , p 56 *: It squinted at her through the hated light, its brow a rictus of pain and fear. * 2008 — , Star Wars: The Force Unleashed , p 81 *: The apprentice watched his Master, pain twisting his features into a rictus .

    Derived terms

    * rictal

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