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View in Spanish: Arrenoblastoma

Arrhenoblastoma (uh-REE-noh-blas-TOH-muh)
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 Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of the ovary.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.