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(lādĭKH′)Franz 1821-1908
  1. German anatomist who described (1850) the interstitial cell in a study of the testes and published important works in the field of histology.
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  • The new doctrine of cell-formation was also taught by Leydig in his text-book of histology, published in 1857.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • The view that the content of the neurochordal tubes was nervous in nature was first promulgated by Leydig in 1864.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • 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.