lines of Retzius

cal·ci·fi·ca·tion lines of Ret·zi·us

(ret'zē-ŭs),
incremental lines of rhythmic deposition of successive layers of normally calcified and hypocalcified enamel during tooth development.
Synonym(s): lines of Retzius

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.

Retzius,

Magnus G., Swedish anatomist and anthropologist, 1842-1919.
calcification lines of Retzius - incremental lines of rhythmic deposition of successive layers of enamel matrix during development. Synonym(s): lines of Retzius
foramen of Key-Retzius - see under Key, Ernst AH
Key-Retzius corpuscles - see under Key, Ernst AH
lines of Retzius - Synonym(s): calcification lines of Retzius
Retzius foramen - Synonym(s): lateral aperture of the fourth ventricle
Retzius striae - dark concentric lines crossing the enamel prisms of the teeth, seen in axial cross sections of the enamel. Synonym(s): brown striae; striae parallelae
sheath of Key and Retzius - see under Key, Ernst AH
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For example, the lines of Retzius are identified on a stained cross-section of the enamel, but a description of its characteristics could benefit the reader.