Leydig cell

noun
Ley·​dig cell | \ ˈlī-dig- How to pronounce Leydig cell (audio) \
variants: also Leydig's cell \ -​dig(z)-​ How to pronounce Leydig cell (audio) \

Medical Definition of Leydig cell

: a cell of interstitial tissue of the testis that is usually considered the chief source of testicular androgens and especially testosterone

called also cell of Leydig, interstitial cell of Leydig

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“Leydig cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Leydig%20cell. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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