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 and Etymology of langerhans cell

Paul Langerhans †1888 German physician


Medical Dictionary

Langerhans cell

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

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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