Definition of osteoid in English:

osteoid

Line breaks: oste|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈɒstɪɔɪd
 
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Physiology & Medicine

adjective

  • Resembling bone in appearance or structure.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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