Definition of osteoblast in English:

osteoblast

Line breaks: osteo|blast
Pronunciation: /ˈɒstɪə(ʊ)blast
 
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noun

Physiology
  • A cell which secretes the substance of bone.
    More 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

adjective
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  • 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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