interstitial cells

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in·ter·sti·tial cells

1. cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis that secrete testosterone; Synonym(s): Leydig cells
2. cells derived from the theca interna of atretic follicles of the ovary; they resemble luteal cells and are an important source of estrogens;
3. pineal cells similar to glial cells with long processes.
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in·ter·sti·tial cells

(in'tĕr-stish'ăl selz)
1. Cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis that secrete testosterone.
Synonym(s): Leydig cells.
2. Cells derived from the theca interna of atretic follicles of the ovary; they resemble luteal cells and are an important source of estrogens.
3. Pineal cells similar to glial cells with long processes.
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interstitial cells

  1. any cells that pack an area between other tissues.
  2. see LEYDIG CELLS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Leydig,

Franz von, German anatomist, 1821-1908.
Leydig cell adenoma - small benign tumors of the testis that often produce testosterone, causing endocrine symptoms. Synonym(s): interstitial cell tumor of testis
Leydig cells - cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis that secrete testosterone. Synonym(s): interstitial cells
Leydig drain
Leydig duct - embryonic duct which becomes ductus deferens in males.
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