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Glossary: Merkel cell, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Merkel cell

(MER-kul sel)

A special type of cell found right below the epidermis (top layer of skin). These cells are very close to the nerve endings that receive the sensation of touch and may be involved in touch. The cells also contain substances that may act as hormones.

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