Leydig cell

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Noun1.Leydig cell - a cell in the testes that secretes the hormone testosterone
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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The interstitial cells of leydig were also reduced in number and their characteristic tendency of clumping together to form clusters was also reduced.
In between the seminiferous tubules are cells of leydig and interstitium against background of connective tissues with slight area of cellular alteration.
LH stimulates the interstitial cells of Leydig to synthesize and secrete testosterone.