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chondrocyte Line breaks: chon¦dro|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒndrə(ʊ)sʌɪt/

Definition of chondrocyte in English:


A cell which has secreted the matrix of cartilage and become embedded in it.
Example sentences
  • Microscopic examination revealed nodules of hyaline cartilage with chondrocytes arranged in a clustering pattern.
  • It is essentially composed of a type II collagen sponge supported by water held in place by proteoglycans produced by the chondrocytes embedded in the matrix.
  • Epiphyseal cartilages showed huge chondrocytes, frequently with intracytoplasmic vacuoles.
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