Leydig Ley·dig (lā'dĭKH'), Franz. 1821-1908.
German anatomist who described (1850) the interstitial cell in a study of the testes and published important works in the field of histology.
The view that the content of the neurochordal tubes was nervous in nature was first promulgated by leydig in 1864.
The new doctrine of cell-formation was also taught by leydig in his text-book of histology, published in 1857.
This membrane I have failed to find a trace of, and agree with leydig in denying its existence.
One of the earliest descriptions of this process was given by leydig.
The most important investigations on these bodies have been made by leydig.
For further details as to the variations exhibited in the Amphibians, the reader is referred to leydig, Anat.
The position and relations of the interrenal body vary somewhat according to leydig in different cases.
Quite recently, Professor leydig has made known another species living on the Phoxinus levis.