Treitz's muscle

\ ˈtrītsə̇z- \

Definition of Treitz's muscle

1 or Treitz's ligament : a band of smooth muscle extending from the junction of the duodenum and jejunum to the left crus of the diaphragm
2 : rectococcygeus

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History and Etymology for Treitz's muscle

after Wenzel Treitz †1872 Austrian physician

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“Treitz's muscle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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