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Question:

Which of the following cell types that are present in the epidermis serve as a sensory function and occur deep in the epidermis?

A Merkel Cells
Explaination

Merkel cells is the correct answer. Keratinocytes produce keratin that hardens the skin. Melanocytes produce melanin which is a pigment that protects the skin from the sun. Langerhans cells interact with white blood cells during an immune response.