Etymology
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recto (n.)

"right-hand page in an open book" (opposed to verso or reverso), 1824, from Latin recto (in recto folio), ablative of rectum "right" (see right (adj.2)).

updated on April 28, 2017

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Definitions of recto from WordNet

recto (n.)
right-hand page;
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