Retzius, Anders Adolf

Retzius, Anders Adolf

(ret′sē-ŭs)
Swedish anatomist, 1796–1860.

Retzius gyrus

The supracallosal and subcallosal gyri.

incremental line of Retzius

Periodic dark lines seen in the enamel of a tooth that represent occasional metabolic disturbances of mineralization.

space of Retzius

An area in the lower portion of the abdomen between the bladder and pubic bones and bounded superiorly by the peritoneum. It contains areolar tissue, fat, and a plexus of veins.

veins of Retzius

The veins that communicate between the mesenteric veins and the inferior vena cava.