Langerhans cells

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Lan·ger·hans cells

(lahng'ĕr-hahnz),
1. dendritic clear cells in the epidermis, containing distinctive granules that appear rod- or racket-shaped in section, but lacking tonofilaments, melanosomes, and desmosomes; they carry surface receptors for immunoglobulin (Fc) and complement (C3), and are believed to be antigen fixing and processing cells of monocytic origin; active participants in cutaneous delayed hypersensitivity. Synonym(s): interdigitating dendritic cells
2. cells seen in eosinophilic granuloma and lymphoma of the lungs.
Synonym(s): dendritic cell
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Lan·ger·hans cells

(lahng'er-hahnz selz)
1. Dendritic clear cells in the epidermis containing distinctive granules but lacking tonofilaments, melanosomes, and desmosomes; they carry surface receptors for immunoglobulin (Fc) and complement (C3), and are believed to be antigen-fixing and processing cells of monocytic origin; active participants in cutaneous delayed hypersensitivity.
2. Cells seen in eosinophilic granuloma and lymphoma of the lungs.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Langerhans cells

cells involved in the presentation of antigens to bring about an immune response; such cells are found in the skin and the gastrointestinal tract.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Langerhans,

Paul, German anatomist, 1847-1888.
islets of Langerhans - cellular masses composed of different cell types that comprise the endocrine portion of the pancreas and are the source of insulin and glucagon. Synonym(s): islet tissue; Langerhans islands; pancreatic islands; pancreatic islets
Langerhans cell granulomatosis
Langerhans cells - dendritic clear cells in the epidermis that are active participants in cutaneous delayed hypersensitivity.
Langerhans granule - a small membrane-bound granule first reported in Langerhans cells of the epidermis. Synonym(s): Birbeck granule
Langerhans islands - Synonym(s): islets of Langerhans
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Lan·ger·hans cells

(lahng'er-hahnz selz)
Dendritic clear cells in epidermis, containing distinctive granules that appear rod- or racket-shaped in section, but lacking tonofilaments, melanosomes, and desmosomes.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The paracortex predominantly consists of small mature T cells as well as variable numbers of large transformed immunoblasts (T cells or B cells), interdigitating dendritic cells, plasmacytoid dendritic cells, and high endothelial venules (Figure 1, E).
E, Paracortex composed of numerous small mature T lymphocytes, scattered interdigitating dendritic cells, occasional immunoblasts (short arrow), and high endothelial venules (long arrow).
Follicular dendritic cells, interdigitating dendritic cells, and Langerhans cells are the major nonphagocytic antigen-presenting accessory cells of the immune system.

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