theca lutein cell

noun

: 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

Dictionary Entries Near theca lutein cell

Cite this Entry

“Theca lutein cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/theca%20lutein%20cell. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!