Characteristic cells of granulomatous hypersensitivity. They appear as large, flattened cells with increased endoplasmic reticulum. They are believed to be activated macrophages that have differentiated as a result of prolonged antigenic stimulation. Further differentiation or fusion of epithelioid cells is thought to produce multinucleated giant cells (giant cells).
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Epithelial–mesenchymal transition, Amniotic epithelial cells, Epithelial-mesenchymal transition, Epithelial polarity, Mesenchymal–epithelial transition, Epithelioid cell, Cuboidal epithelial cell, Squamous epithelial cell, Columnar epithelial cell, Epithelioid
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