Langerhans cell

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

Definition of Langerhans cell

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1890


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Langerhans cell

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

Medical Definition of Langerhans cell

  1. :  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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