Merkel cell


Mer·​kel cell
variants also Merkel's cell
: a cell that occurs in the basal part of the epidermis, is characterized by dense granules in its cytoplasm, is closely associated with the unmyelinated tip of a nerve fiber, and probably functions in tactile sensory perception

Dictionary Entries Near Merkel cell

Cite this Entry

“Merkel cell.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!