regi-, reg-, rec-, rex-

(Latin: to direct, to rule, to lead straight, to keep straight; to guide, to govern)

Although it does not appear to be correct, all of the words in this unit etymologically come from this family group. Some words; such as, surge and its related formats, may be presented as separate units; however, they originally evolved from this family unit.

recto (s) (noun), rectos (pl)
1. The right-hand page of a book or other printing that usually has an odd number on it: Usually the title of a story is printed on the recto of a publication, not on the verso, which is on the left-hand side of an open volume!
2. The front side of something that is flat and which is examined: Sherry had to use a magnifying glass in order to see the very fine print on the recto surface of the old coin which she found in the garden behind her house.
rectoabdominal (adjective) (not comparable:
Pertaining to the rectum and the abdomen: When Catherine was at her gynaecologist's, a rectoabdominal examination was performed requiring one hand to lie flat on the abdominal wall and a finger of the other hand inserted into the rectum.
Relating to the rectum and perineum.
rector (s) (noun), rectors (pl)
1. A priest in an Anglican church: The rector of the parish conducts religious services and also consults or gives advice to the individual members of his congregation.
2. A Roman Catholic priest appointed to be a manager as well as a spiritual head of a church or other institution; such as, a seminary or university: The rector, or religious official, conducts certain rituals and sacraments in his place of worship..
3. Those people who are in charge as the primary administrator of certain educational institutions, colleges, and universities: The chief manager of some European schools are known as rectors.
1. An instrument for examining the rectum consisting of a tube or speculum equipped with a light.
2. A tool consisting of a thin tube with a light source, used to examine the inside of the rectum.
Endoscopic examination of the rectum.

It is used to locate, identify, and photograph pathologic alterations, to obtain biopsy material, and to perform other surgical interventions, and for the delivery of medication.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": -agogic; agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; poten-; tyran-.