theca folliculi

theca folliculi
theca fol·lic·u·li -fə-'lik-yə-.lī n the outer covering of a graafian follicle that is made up of the theca externa and theca interna

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an envelope of condensed connective tissue surrounding a vesicular ovarian follicle, comprising an internal vascular layer (t. interna) and an external fibrous layer (t. externa).

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  • theca interna — theca in·ter·na in tər nə n the inner layer of the theca folliculi that is highly vascular and that contributes theca lutein cells to the formation of the corpus luteum * * * the inner, vascular layer of secretory cells of the theca folliculi.… …   Medical dictionary

  • theca externa — theca ex·ter·na ek stər nə n the outer layer of the theca folliculi that is composed of fibrous and muscular tissue * * * the outer, fibrous layer of the theca folliculi. Called also tunica externa thecae folliculi …   Medical dictionary

  • Theca of follicle — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = theca folliculi GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Mature late stage tertiary (Graffian) follicle Caption2 = Early folliculogenesis from primordial to early tertiary. Precursor = System = Artery = Vein =… …   Wikipedia

  • theca — A sheath or capsule. [G. theke, a box] t. cordis SYN: pericardium. t. externa SYN: tunica externa thecae folliculi. t. folliculi the wall of a vesicular ovarian follicle. SEE ALSO: tunica externa, tunica interna thecae …   Medical dictionary

  • Theca — The̱ca [von gr. ϑηϰη = Abstellplatz; Behältnis; Kasten] w; , ...cae: bindegewebige Hülle eines Organs; eindeutschend auch: Theka (Anat.). The̱ca ex|tẹrna: äußere, faserige Schicht der Theca folliculi. The̲ca ex|te̱rna (the̲cae folli̱culi): neue… …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • folliculi — Plural of folliculus. * * * folliculi see LIQUOR FOLLICULI, THECA FOLLICULI * * * fol·lic·u·li (fə likґu li) [L.] genitive and plural of folliculus …   Medical dictionary

  • theca — n. a sheathlike surrounding tissue. For example, the theca folliculi is the outer wall of a Graafian follicle …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • tunica externa thecae folliculi — theca externa …   Medical dictionary

  • tunica interna thecae folliculi — theca interna …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrous coat of ovary — theca folliculi …   Medical dictionary

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