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 History of this Word

"recto" is from "rectus" (straight) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
rectalgia
rectocele
rectitis
rectischiac

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"recto-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "rectum" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

recto- illustration The vast majority are found in the rectosigmoid
recto- illustration Rectoplasty was performed on six patients.