Rivinus, August

Rivinus, August

(re-ve'nus)
August Quirinus Rivinus, Ger. anatomist, 1652–1723.

Rivinus canal

Any duct of the sublingual glands.

duct of Rivinus

One of 5 to15 ducts (the minor sublingual ducts) that drain the posterior portion of the sublingual gland.

Rivinus gland

A sublingual gland.

Rivinus incisure

The tympanic notch in the upper part of the tympanic portion of the temporal bone. It extends from the lesser to the greater tympanic spines and is occupied by the pars flaccida of the tympanic membrane. Synonym: notch of Rivinus

Rivinus ligament

The small portion of the tympanic membrane in Rivinus incisure. Synonym: Shrapnell membrane

notch of Rivinus

Rivinus incisure.