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Veiled cell

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veiled cell

A cell type found in afferent lymph and defined (rather unsatisfactorily) on the basis of its morphology. Probably an accessory cell migrating from the periphery (where it is referred to as a langerhans cell if in the skin) to the draining lymph node. In the lymph node known as an interdigitating cell and found in the T dependent areas of spleen or lymph nodes, involved in antigen presentation (class II mHC positive). Has high levels of surface ia antigens.