Definition of Osteoblasts

1. Noun. (plural of osteoblast) ¹



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Definition of Osteoblasts

1. osteoblast [n] - See also: osteoblast

Medical Definition of Osteoblasts

1. Cells that arise from fibroblasts and which, as they mature, are associated with the production of bone. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteoblasts

ostentive
ostentous
ostents
osteo-
osteo-malacia
osteoanagenesis
osteoarthritic
osteoarthritis
osteoarthropathy
osteoarthrosis
osteoarticular
osteoblast
osteoblastic
osteoblastogenesis
osteoblastoma
osteoblasts (current term)
osteocalcin
osteocarcinoma
osteocartilaginous
osteochondral
osteochondritis
osteochondritis deformans juvenilis
osteochondritis deformans juvenilis dorsi
osteochondritis dissecans
osteochondrodysplasia
osteochondrodysplasias
osteochondrodystrophia deformans
osteochondrodystrophy
osteochondrogenic cell
osteochondroma

Literary usage of Osteoblasts

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1. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"osteoblasts originate from resident osteoprogenitor cells. ... osteoblasts respond to a number of growth factors and hormones that are believed to play a ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"This layer of osteoblasts form a bony stratum, and thus the wall of the space becomes ... On this a second layer of osteoblasts arrange themselves, ..."

3. The Newer Physiology in Surgical and General Practice by Arthur J. Rendle Short (1916)
"Bone is laid down by certain cells called osteoblasts. In young animals, these are the direct descendants of cartilage cells. When the cartilage becomes ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1874)
"osteoblasts, as is generally maintained, among others by Ludwig Stieda, in an excellent monograph on the development of bone, proceed from this ..."

5. Human Osteology: Comprising a Description of the Bones with Delineations of by Luther Holden, James Shuter (1885)
"Under a high power the rays of bone can be seen covered with layers of osteoblasts, which successively ossify, and thus the trabeculae grow in thickness. ..."

6. A Manual of Histology by Salomon Stricker (1872)
"have just described, there follows a third layer c, which contains large granular cells exactly comparable to the above-mentioned osteoblasts, and forms au ..."

7. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"onversion of the protoplasm of some of the osteoblasts into bony tissue. ... There should moreover often be observed osteoblasts which ire only partly ..."

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