Birbeck's granules

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A small tennis racket-shaped, cross-striated membrane bound granule with characteristic periodicity on electron microscopy, first reported in Langerhans's cells of the epidermis.

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A small tennis racket-shaped, cross-striated membrane bound granule with characteristic periodicity on electron microscopy, first reported in Langerhans's cells of the epidermis. The function of the granules is unknown.

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