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Medical Term:

Langhans cells

Pronunciation: lahng′hahnz


multinucleated giant cells seen in tuberculosis and other granulomatous diseases; the nuclei are arranged in an arciform manner at the periphery of the cells;

Synonym(s): cytotrophoblastic cells

Synonym(s): Langhans-type giant cells

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