Retzius, Magnus Gustaf

Retzius, Magnus Gustaf

(ret′sē-ŭs)
Swedish physician and anatomist, 1842–1919, son of Anders Retzius.

incremental line of Retzius

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

lines of Retzius

Brownish incremental lines seen in microscopic sections of tooth enamel. They appear as concentric lines in transverse sections through the enamel crown.

stria of Retzius

Benign incremental lines seen periodically in the calcified enamel of teeth.