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  • n  a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
  • n  outer sheath of the pupa of certain insects
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  • Hershey and Va. researchers identify gene causing excessive androgen production
    Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have found that a specific protein is increased in theca cells, the source of excess male sex hormones, or androgens, that characterizes polycystic ovary syndrome, according to a news release from Penn State College of Medicine.
    March 31, 2014 - Lebanon Daily News

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