chondroclast


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chondroclast

 [kon´dro-klast]
a giant cell believed to be associated with absorption of cartilage.

chon·dro·clast

(kon'drō-klast),
A multinucleated cell (giant cell) involved in the resorption of calcified cartilage; morphologically similar or identical to an osteoblast.
[chondro- + G. klastos, broken in pieces]

chondroclast

(kŏn′drə-klăst′)
n.
A multinucleated cell involved in the reabsorption of cartilage.

chondroclast

[kon′drōklast′]
Etymology: Gk, chondros + klasis, breaking
a giant multinucleated cell associated with the resorption of cartilage. chondroclastic, adj.

chon·dro·clast

(kon'drō-klast)
A multinucleated giant cell involved in the resorption of calcified cartilage; morphologically identical to osteoblasts.
[chondro- + G. klastos, broken in pieces]

chondroclast

a giant cell believed to be concerned in absorption of cartilage.
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Chondroclasts and endothelial cells collaborate in the process of cartilage resorption.
5, using a lead-salt method, was found to be localized in cartilage and bone matrices, osteoclasts, and chondroclasts.