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osteoid

Syllabification: os·te·oid
Pronunciation: /ˈästēˌoid
 
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Definition of osteoid in English:

adjective

Physiology & Medicine
Resembling bone in appearance or structure.
Example sentences
  • Fulcra at either end of columnal strongly divergent, giving columnal an osteoid appearance.
  • None of the CF patients' undecalcified biopsy specimens in the present study demonstrated the osteoid parameters (excess osteoid surfaces and thick osteoid seams) characteristic of vitamin D deficiency osteomalacia.
  • These compounds are incorporated into hydroxyapatite crystals that are deposited in an osteoid matrix during new bone formation.

noun

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The unmineralized organic component of bone.
Example sentences
  • The cancer cells produce a bony substance called osteoid, which builds up into lumps on the bone.
  • Because of its rarity the diagnosis may not be considered, particularly if osteoid is sparse.
  • Osteoid osteoma is a benign tumor containing osteoid in a stroma of loose vascular connective tissue.

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