Merkel cell

noun
Mer·kel cell
variants: also Merkel's cell \ˈmər-kəl(z)- \

Medical Definition of Merkel 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

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