Definition of Osteoclasts

1. Noun. (plural of osteoclast) ¹



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Definition of Osteoclasts

1. osteoclast [n] - See also: osteoclast

Medical Definition of Osteoclasts

1. A large multinuclear cell associated with the absorption and removal of bone. An odontoclast, also called cementoclast, is cytomorphologically the same as an osteoclast and is involved in cementum resorption. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteoclasts

osteochondromatosis
osteochondrosarcoma
osteochondroses
osteochondrosis
osteochondrosis dissecans
osteochondrotic
osteochondrous
osteoclases
osteoclasis
osteoclast
osteoclast activating factor
osteoclastic
osteoclastogenesis
osteoclastoma
osteoclastomas
osteoclasts (current term)
osteocolla
osteocollagenous fibres
osteocomma
osteoconduction
osteoconductive
osteocope
osteocopes
osteocrania
osteocranium
osteocystoma
osteocyte
osteocytes
osteodentin
osteodentine

Literary usage of Osteoclasts

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1. A Manual of pathology by Joseph Coats (1883)
""We have seen that in this latter condition the bone is encroached upon by the osteoclasts. and the lamella? are thinned. Now, this process may go on to the ..."

2. Developmental Pathology by Eugene S. Talbot (1905)
"In either case the osteoclasts cannot come in contact with the root of the tooth, wherefore root absorption is impossible. FIG. 4. ..."

3. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1872)
"Having described the situation where these osteoclasts are found, Kolliker proceeds to comment on their signification. Hitherto, he says, the normal ..."

4. Autoplastic Bone Surgery by Charles Davison, Franklin D. Smith (1916)
"Fate of the osteoclasts.—Kölliker and others state that after their ... Jackson thinks that the osteoclasts and bone cells are finally resorbed into a ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"With respect to the- origin and destiny of the osteoclasts, ... osteoclasts are found in connection with the root- of the milk teeth where these art ..."

6. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"The cells involved in bone formation are the osteoblasts and chondroblasts, and the cells involved in the resorption of bone are osteoclasts. ..."

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