Definition of Osteoblast

1. Noun. A cell from which bone develops.

Exact synonyms: Bone-forming Cell
Generic synonyms: Embryonic Cell, Formative Cell



Definition of Osteoblast

1. n. One of the protoplasmic cells which occur in the osteogenetic layer of the periosteum, and from or around which the matrix of the bone is developed; an osteoplast.

Definition of Osteoblast

1. Noun. (biology cytology) A mononucleate cell from which bone develops. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Osteoblast

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Osteoblast

1. 1. Mesodermal cell that gives rise to bone. 2. Cells which aid the growth and development of teeth and bones. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteoblast

ostentatiousness
ostentator
ostentators
ostentious
ostentive
ostentous
ostents
osteo-
osteo-malacia
osteoanagenesis
osteoarthritic
osteoarthritis
osteoarthropathy
osteoarthrosis
osteoarticular
osteoblast (current term)
osteoblastic
osteoblastogenesis
osteoblastoma
osteoblasts
osteocalcin
osteocarcinoma
osteocartilaginous
osteochondral
osteochondritis
osteochondritis deformans juvenilis
osteochondritis deformans juvenilis dorsi
osteochondritis dissecans
osteochondrodysplasia
osteochondrodysplasias

Literary usage of Osteoblast

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1. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, National Research Council (2006)
"The demonstration of an effect of fluoride on osteoblast growth in vitro was ... This study showed that fluoride stimulated osteoblast proliferation in a ..."

2. The Microscope: An Illustrated Monthly Designed to Popularize the Subject of (1891)
"Before the osteoblast begins to perform its function as a bone- builder by throwing out a thin covering, thus completely encasing itself, it has attained ..."

3. A Manual of Dental Anatomy, Human and Comparative by Charles Sissmore Tomes (1890)
"To use a rough comparison, we might imagine a calcifying osteoblast as like an egg-shell, the central cavity of which was being gradually obliterated by the ..."

4. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"Decreased osteoblast function begins in middle life and becomes progressively more ... It does not appear to be due to osteoblast senescence but to altered ..."

5. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1889)
"The sides of each crescent joins similar crescents formed by fellow osteoblasts on either side. As deposition progresses the osteoblast becomes encircled by ..."

6. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"I believe bone is simply a mesoblastic structure, peculiar to be sure, and that the peculiarity lies in the osteoblast, which has the power of reproducing ..."

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