interstitial cells

interstitial cells
interstitial cells plural noun (anatomy)
The cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis, that secrete androgens
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Main Entry:interstice

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  • interstitial gland — n any of the groups of Leydig cells of the testis * * * the interstitial cells of the ovary, collectively; so called because of their epithelioid appearance and presumed secretory function …   Medical dictionary

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  • Interstitial cell of Cajal — The Interstitial cell of Cajal (ICC) is a type of cell found in the gastrointestinal tract. It serves as a pacemaker that triggers gut contraction.cite journal |author=Sanders K, Koh S, Ward S |title=Interstitial cells of cajal as pacemakers in… …   Wikipedia

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