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Related to osteoplast: osteoblast
A bone-forming cell that is derived from mesenchymal osteoprognitor cells and forms an osseous matrix in which it becomes enclosed as an osteocyte.
[osteo- + G. blastos, germ]
osteoplast(ŏs′tē-ō-plăst) [″ + plastos, formed]
An outdated term for osteoblast.