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Retzius lines

Synonyms

calcification lines of Retzius, lines of Retzius.

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Brownish, incremental lines of rhythmic deposition of successive layers of enamel matrix.

Description

Correspond to Owen's lines of contour in the dentin. Brownish, incremental lines of rhythmic deposition of successive layers of enamel matrix. They appear as concentric lines in transverse sections through the enamel crown.

Sir Richard Owen, English anatomist and paleontologist, 1804-1892, will be entered later.

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