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os·te·o·blast

 (ŏs′tē-ə-blăst′)
n.
A cell from which bone develops; a bone-forming cell.

os′te·o·blas′tic adj.
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osteoblast

(ˈɒstɪəʊˌblæst)
n
(Physiology) a bone-forming cell
ˌosteoˈblastic adj
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os•te•o•blast

(ˈɒs ti əˌblæst)

n.
a bone-forming cell.
[1870–75]
os`te•o•blas′tic, adj.
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os·te·o·blast

(ŏs′tē-ə-blăst′)
A cell that produces the collagen needed for the development of new bone. As new bone grows and hardens, osteoblasts become embedded in the bone matrix. Once embedded, they are no longer able to secrete collagen and are called osteocytes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osteoblast - a cell from which bone develops
embryonic cell, formative cell - a cell of an embryo
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os·te·o·blast

n. osteoblasto, célula desarrollada aisladamente en una lacuna de la sustancia ósea.
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