Meaning of diastasis recti in English:

diastasis recti

Pronunciation /dʌɪˌastəsɪs ˈrɛktʌɪ/


mass nounMedicine
  • Separation of the muscles along the midline of the abdomen, typically as seen in women during and after pregnancy or (as a congenital anomaly) in newborn babies.


Latin, from Greek diastasis ‘separation’ and Latin recti, short for recti abdominis, the technical name for the muscles at the front of the abdomen (see rectus).