Definition of osteoblast in English:

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osteoblast

Pronunciation: /ˈästēəˌblast/

noun

Physiology
A cell that secretes the matrix for bone formation.
Example sentences
  • Finally, there is a zone in which the cartilage cells die and are replaced by bone laid down by osteoblasts.
  • Fluoride increases bone formation by stimulating osteoblasts and increasing cancellous bone formation in patients with osteoporosis.
  • In animals, statins increased the number of osteoblasts and new bone formation.

Derivatives

osteoblastic

Pronunciation: /ˌästēəˈblastik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • At the cellular level, the histomorphometric data were indicative of decreased osteoblastic and increased osteoclastic activity.
  • Bone mineral density is determined by the homeostasis between osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resorption.
  • A computed tomographic scan showed several osteoblastic and osteolytic lesions in vertebral bodies and the pelvis, compatible with metastases.

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Syllabification: os·te·o·blast

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