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osteocyte

 [os´te-o-sīt″]
an osteoblast that has become embedded within the bone matrix, occupying a bone lacuna, and sending, through the canaliculi, cytoplasmic processes that connect with other osteocytes in developing bone.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

os·te·o·cyte

(os'tē-ō-sīt'),
A cell of osseous tissue that occupies a lacuna and has cytoplasmic processes that extend into canaliculi and make contact by means of gap junctions with the processes of other osteocytes.
[osteo- + G. kytos, cell]
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osteocyte

(ŏs′tē-ə-sīt′)
n.
A branched cell embedded in the matrix of bone tissue.
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os·te·o·cyte

(os'tē-ō-sīt)
A cell of osseoustissue that occupies a lacuna and has cytoplasmic processes that extend into canaliculi and make contact with the processes of other osteocytes.
[osteo- + G. kytos, cell]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

osteocyte

A bone cell.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

os·te·o·cyte

(os'tē-ō-sīt)
Cell of osseous tissue that occupies a lacuna and has cytoplasmic processes that extend into canaliculi.
[osteo- + G. kytos, cell]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012