osteoblast

(redirected from Osteoblat)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

osteoblast

 [os´te-o-blast″]
a cell arising from a fibroblast, which, as it matures, is associated with bone production.

os·te·o·blast

(os'tē-ō-blast'),
A bone-forming cell that is derived from mesenchymal osteoprognitor cells and forms an osseous matrix in which it becomes enclosed as an osteocyte.
Synonym(s): osteoplast
[osteo- + G. blastos, germ]

osteoblast

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

os′te·o·blas′tic adj.

osteoblast

A mononucleated fibroblast-derived cell that usually resides in bone and produces collagen I-rich osteoid, a matrix which, when calcified, is bone.

os·te·o·blast

(os'tē-ō-blast)
A bone-forming cell that is derived from mesenchymal progenitor cells and forms an osseous matrix in which it becomes enclosed as an osteocyte.
[osteo- + G. blastos, germ]

osteoblast

A bone-building cell. Osteoblasts are continuously active remodelling bone that has been broken down by OSTEOCLASTS.

osteoblast

a cell that produces the calcified intercellular material of bone. See also PERIOSTEUM.

Osteoblast

Bone-forming cell.
Mentioned in: Multiple Myeloma

os·te·o·blast

(os'tē-ō-blast)
A bone-forming cell derived from mesenchymal osteoprognitor cells that forms an osseous matrix in which it becomes enclosed as an osteocyte.
[osteo- + G. blastos, germ]