theca lutein cell

noun

Medical Definition of theca lutein cell

: any of the relatively deeply staining cells of the corpus luteum that are derived from cells of the theca interna, lack microvilli on the surface, and secrete estrone and estradiol as well as progesterone

called also theca cell

— compare granulosa lutein cell

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“Theca lutein cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/theca%20lutein%20cell. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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