follicle cell
a companion or Sertoli cell enveloping the cysts of spermatogenic cells in the testis

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • companion cell — a Sertoli or follicle cell enveloping the cysts of spermatogenic cells in the testis …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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