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.

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
Thompson et al., "Chondroclasts are mature osteoclasts which are capable of cartilage matrix resorption," Virchows Archiv, vol.
Under light and electron microscopes, the TrACP at pH 6.5, using a lead-salt method, was found to be localized in cartilage and bone matrices, osteoclasts, and chondroclasts. The most favorable pH was 6.5.