Leydig cell

or Ley·dig's cell

[ lahy-dig ]
/ ˈlaɪ dɪg /

noun Anatomy.

any of the interstitial cells of the testes that produce androgens.

Origin of Leydig cell

1900–05; named after F. von Leydig (1821–1908), German physiologist

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Medicine definitions for leydig cell

Leydig cell

n.

interstitial cell

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