osteoid tissue

os·te·oid tis·sue

osseous tissue before calcification.
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Giant cells were admixed with osteoid tissue (Figure 3, A) or with mitotically active mononuclear cells (Figure 3, B).
Data from six months follow up show that so called osteoid tissue, the initial phase of bone formation is integrated into Artelon[R], but mineralized bone is not formed.