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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In adult male rats, decrease in weight of testes, degeneration and necrosis of spermatogenic and interstitial cells of leydig and absence of spermatogenesis at high doses are all manifestations of toxic effect of lead5.
The interstitial cells of leydig were also reduced in number and their characteristic tendency of clumping together to form clusters was also reduced.