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theca

 [the´kah] (L.)
a case or sheath. adj., adj the´cal.
theca cor´dis pericardium.
theca folli´culi an envelope of condensed connective tissue surrounding a vesicular ovarian follicle; it is composed of an internal vascular layer (theca interna) and an external fibrous layer (theca externa).
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the·ca

, pl.

the·cae

(thē'kă, thē'sē),
A sheath or capsule.
[G. thēkē, a box]
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theca

(thē′kə)
n. pl. the·cae (-sē′, -kē′)
A case, covering, or sheath, such as the covering of the pollen sacs of an anther or the thick cell wall of certain dinoflagellates.

the′cal (-kəl) adj.
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the·ca

, pl. thecae (thē'kă, -sē)
A sheath or capsule.
[G. thēkē, a box]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

theca

A casing, outer covering or sheath.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

theca

  1. a sheath or case.
  2. the protective sheath surrounding the GRAAFIAN FOLLICLE.
  3. an obsolete term for ASCUS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Insulin-like factor 3 (INSL3) is localized in the thecal cells and corpus luteum of the ovary.
Franks, "Evidence for a primary abnormality of thecal cell steroidogenesis in the polycystic ovary syndrome," Clinical Endocrinology, vol.
In addition, hyaluronan synthase 1 may be the dominant enzyme in thecal cells that produces HA in pig ovaries and stimulates the removal of degenerating follicles and oocytes.
Moreover, both gonads contain interstitial cells (Leydig and thecal cells, respectively).
In vivo, ovarian hormone production is controlled by the pituitary hormones FSH and LH, which stimulate granulosa and thecal cells, respectively (Liu and Hsueh 1986).
Most of these cell types also contained GP antigen as well, including hepatocytes; adrenal cortical cells; the epithelium of the tongue, tonsil, esophagus, and urinary bladder; ovarian thecal cells; fibroblasts of many tissues; fibroblastic reticular cells of the lymph nodes and tonsils; and the fibroblastic reticulum of the liver and adrenal cortex (Figure 1).
The granulosa cells are either columnar or cuboidal and are arranged in a regular manner together with thecal cells (Fig.
It was non encapsulated proliferation of thecal cells in the wall of atretic follicle and had all the pathological findings of late pregnancy luteoma (5).