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Langerhans cell

Langerhans cell

noun Lang·er·hans cell \ˈläŋ-ər-ˌhän(t)s-\

Definition of LANGERHANS CELL

:  a cell found in the epidermis that functions as an antigen-presenting cell which binds antigen entering through the skin

Origin of LANGERHANS CELL

Paul Langerhans †1888 German physician
First Known Use: 1890

Langerhans cell

noun Lang·er·hans cell \ˈläŋ-ər-ˌhän(t)s-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LANGERHANS CELL

:  a dendritic cell of the interstitial spaces of the mammalian epidermis that functions as an antigen-presenting cell which binds antigen entering through the skin and transports it to the lymph nodes

Biographical Note for LANGERHANS CELL

P. Langerhans —see islet of langerhans

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