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Langerhans granule

Pronunciation: lahng'er-hahnz

Definition: a small, tennis racket–shaped membrane-bound granule with characteristic cross-striated internal ultrastructure; first reported in Langerhans cells of the epidermis.

Synonym(s): Birbeck granule

See Also: eosinophilic granuloma

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