osteoplast


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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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osteoplast

(ŏs′tē-ō-plăst) [″ + plastos, formed]
An outdated term for osteoblast.
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