Langerhans cell

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Lang·​er·​hans cell | \ ˈläŋ-ər-ˌhän(t)s- How to pronounce Langerhans cell (audio) \

Definition of Langerhans cell

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

First Known Use of Langerhans cell

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Langerhans cell

Paul Langerhans †1888 German physician

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“Langerhans cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Langerhans%20cell. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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Langerhans cell

noun
Lang·​er·​hans cell | \ ˈläŋ-ər-ˌhän(t)s- How to pronounce Langerhans cell (audio) \

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

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