osteoclast

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os·te·o·clast

 (ŏs′tē-ə-klăst′)
n.
1. A large multinucleate cell found in growing bone that resorbs bony tissue, as in the formation of canals and cavities.
2. An instrument used in surgical osteoclasis.

[osteo- + Medieval Latin -clastēs, breaker (from Late Greek -klastēs, from Greek klastos, broken, from klān, to break).]

os′te·o·clas′tic adj.

osteoclast

(ˈɒstɪəʊˌklæst)
n
1. (Surgery) a surgical instrument for fracturing bone
2. (Physiology) a large multinuclear cell formed in bone marrow that is associated with the normal absorption of bone
ˌosteoˈclastic adj

os•te•o•clast

(ˈɒs ti əˌklæst)

n.
1. a skeletal cell that functions in bone formation.
2. a surgical instrument for effecting osteoclasis.
[1870–75; osteo- + -clast < Greek klastós broken]
os`te•o•clas′tic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osteoclast - cell that functions in the breakdown and resorption of bone tissue
bone cell - a cell that is part of a bone
Translations
Osteoklast
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os·te·o·clast

n. osteoclasto, célula gigante multinucleada que participa en la formación de tejido óseo y reemplaza al cartílago durante la osificación.