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osteoblast

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

(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

A mononucleated fibroblast-derived cell that usually resides in bone and produces collagen I-rich osteoid, a matrix which, when calcified, is bone.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

osteoblast

A bone-building cell. Osteoblasts are continuously active remodelling bone that has been broken down by OSTEOCLASTS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

osteoblast

a cell that produces the calcified intercellular material of bone. See also PERIOSTEUM.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Osteoblast

Bone-forming cell.
Mentioned in: Multiple Myeloma
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012