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Wednesday 3 March 2021

theca of follicle ; theca folliculi ; follicular theca


Definition : The theca folliculi comprise a layer of the ovarian follicles. They appear as the follicles become secondary follicles.

The theca are divided into two layers, the theca interna and the theca externa.

Theca cells are a group of endocrine cells in the ovary made up of connective tissue surrounding the follicle. They have many diverse functions, including folliculogenesis.