latus rectum

noun
la·tus rec·tum | \ˈla-təs-ˈrek-təm \

Definition of latus rectum 

: a chord of a conic section (such as an ellipse) that passes through a focus and is parallel to the directrix

First Known Use of latus rectum

1702, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for latus rectum

New Latin, literally, straight side

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