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langerhans cell

langerhans cell in Medicine

Langerhans cell n.

  1. Any of the dendritic cells of the interstitial spaces of the mammalian epidermis that appear rod- or racket-shaped and are similar to melanocytes but cannot oxidize phenols.

  2. See centroacinar cell.

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