Definitions for "Langerhans cell"
The type of cell in the epidermis that responds to antigens from the environment such as chemicals (e.g., poison ivy) or chemicals associated with infections. The Langerhans cell is responsible for presenting antigens to T-cells.
(LANG er hanz): Epidermal cell which is an important immunologic defender.
a type of dendritic cell in the skin and mucous membranes that transports antigens to the lymph nodes.