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Osteoclast vs. Osteoblast

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Osteoclastnoun

A large multinuclear cell associated with the resorption of bone.

Osteoblastnoun

A mononucleate cell from which bone develops.

Osteoclastnoun

(surgery) An instrument for performing osteoclasis.

Osteoblastnoun

One of the protoplasmic cells which occur in the osteogenetic layer of the periosteum, and from or around which the matrix of the bone is developed; an osteoplast.

Osteoclastnoun

Same as myeloplax, a large multinucleate cell within the bone, which functions in the absroption and removal of bone tissue.

Osteoblastnoun

a cell from which bone develops

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Osteoclastnoun

An instrument for performing osteoclasis.

Osteoblast

Osteoblasts (from the Greek combining forms for , ὀστέο-, osteo- and βλαστάνω, blastanō ) are cells with a single nucleus that synthesize bone. However, in the process of bone formation, osteoblasts function in groups of connected cells.

‘bone’; ‘germinate’;

Osteoclastnoun

cell that functions in the breakdown and resorption of bone tissue

Osteoclast

An osteoclast (from Ancient Greek ὀστέον (osteon) 'bone', and κλαστός (clastos) 'broken') is a type of bone cell that breaks down bone tissue. This function is critical in the maintenance, repair, and remodelling of bones of the vertebral skeleton.

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