chondrocyte

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chon·dro·cyte

 (kŏn′drə-sīt′)
n.
A cartilage cell located in a lacuna of the cartilage matrix.
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In the proximity of the diaphysis the hypertrophic chondrocytes (CH) enter into apoptosis, left an ECM scaffold for the bone tissue in formation (van der Eerden et al.
During that time, it is expressed in hypertrophic chondrocytes (immediately preceding terminal differentiation in endochondral ossification) and osteoblasts only [4].
Subsequently a calcified matrix is synthesized by hypertrophic chondrocytes before they undergo apoptosis.

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