Retzius's vein

Ret·​zi·​us's vein | \ ˈretsēəs(ə̇z)- \

Definition of Retzius's vein

: any of various veins in the dorsal part of the abdomen forming anastomoses between the inferior vena cava and the superior and inferior mesenteric veins

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History and Etymology for Retzius's vein

after Anders Adolf Retzius †1860 Swedish anatomist and anthropologist

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“Retzius's vein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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