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interstitial cells




Cells that form the connective tissue between other tissues or organized groups of cells. In cnidarians (such as jellyfish), for example, interstitial cells take the form of embryonic cells in the spaces between the columnar cells that form the body structure. In the testes of vertebrates, interstitial cells between the seminiferous tubules secrete androgen male sex hormones.


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   • CELL BIOLOGY