What cell types are associated with the epidermis?

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Mar 5, 2016

Answer:

Keratinocytes, Melanocytes, Langerhans cells, Merkel's cells.

Explanation:

The skin is composed of epidermis and dermis. The epidermis is an epithelial layer and the dermis is a layer of connective tissue.

The epidermis consists mainly of a stratified squamous keratinized epithelium. So, the keratinocytes are the most abundant in epidermis. But there are 3 other types of cells, in small number. They are : Melanocytes, Langerhans cells and Merkel's cells.

Following are two diagrams of epidermis of skin showing all 4 cell types :
www.histology.leeds.ac.uk

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