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Medical Term:

tunica interna thecae folliculi


Definition: the inner cellular and vascular layer of the vesicular ovarian follicle; there is evidence that the epithelioid cells produce androgens and contribute to the formation of the corpus luteum after ovulation.

Synonym(s): theca interna

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