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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of the ovary  listen  (ser-TOH-lee-LY-dig sel TOO-mer ... OH-vuh-ree)

  A rare type of ovarian tumor in which the tumor cells secrete a male sex hormone. This may cause virilization (the appearance of male physical characteristics in females). Also called androblastoma and arrhenoblastoma.