Leydig cells
1. Secretory cells of various glands.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In Hymenoptera, produces an attractant pheronome in Apis; mandibular gland and Koshevnikov gland.
3. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
In Prosobranchia, cells in the mantle, foot and around the digestive tract.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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