Thigh vs Rectus - What's the difference?

thigh | rectus |


As nouns the difference between thigh and rectus

is that thigh is the upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee while rectus is (anatomy) any of several straight muscles in various parts of the body, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye etc.

thigh

English

(wikipedia thigh)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee.
  • * c. 1595 , (William Shakespeare), Romeo and Juliet :
  • I coniure thee by Rosalines bright eyes, By her High forehead, and her Scarlet lip, By her Fine foote, Straight leg, and Quiuering thigh , And the Demeanes, that there Adiacent lie, That in thy likenesse thou appeare to vs.
  • * 1800 , (Jane Austen), letter, 8 Nov 1800:
  • About ten days ago, in cocking a pistol in the guard-room at Marcau, he accidentally shot himself through the Thigh .
  • * 1991 , (Kathy Lette), The Llama Parlour :
  • ‘Why not pay up now, kiddo?’ he suggested magnanimously, patting me on the thigh .
  • * 2011 , The Guardian , 31 Mar 2011:
  • The 23-year-old was substituted in the 75th minute of France's goalless friendly draw with Croatia on Tuesday after suffering an injury to his thigh .
  • That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect.
  • * 2009 , Fred Thompson, Grillin' with Gas :
  • Add the chicken thighs , close the bag, and squish the marinade to coat the chicken.
  • * 2011 , Ian Sample, The Guardian , 23 Feb 2011:
  • The newly discovered dinosaur Brontomerus mcintoshi may have used its huge muscular thighs to kick predators and rivals.

    Derived terms

    * thighbone * thigh-high * thigh pad * thigh-slapper * thunder thighs * thunder-thighed * thighing

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    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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