American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cell from which bone develops; a bone-forming cell.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cell concerned in the formation of bone. Osteoblasts secm to be connective-tissue cells in active multiplication and of undifferentiated form. They become inclosed in the osseous intercellular substance which they produce, and, assuming the characteristic form, constitute the bone-cells of the fully formed bones. Also called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) 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.
- n. a cell from which bone develops
- osteo- (“bone”) + -blast (“immature cell”) (Wiktionary)
“An 18-year-old Korean boy, who had one side of his jawbone and most of his teeth removed due to a tumor, had stem cells taken from his bone marrow, which were then "multiplied and specialized to form an osteoblast which is a bone-forming cell.”
“Medical studies have found that excessive dietary intake of vitamin A is associated with decreased bone mineral density and increase risk of fractures.2 In animals, retinoic acid has been shown to decrease osteoblast activity and reduce the ability of vitamin D to absorb calcium.3”
“The medicines apparently hinder osteoblast activity, the body's bone-building mechanism.”
“La vara contiene osteoblast, céllulas que forman huesos del marrón rojo y vasos sanguíneos que llevan nutrimentos al hueso.”
“The shaft contains osteoblast, bone forming cells of the red bone marrow, and blood vessels that carry nutrient to the bone.”
“Vitamin B12 has been shown to help osteoblast function—and those deficient in B12 have been shown to have increased rates of osteoporosis.”
“The development of the latter is simple, the connective tissue corpuscles functioning by a simple change of product as osteoblast.”
“An osteoblast engaged in the absorption instead of the formation of bone is called an osteoclast.”
“RepRegen's Strontium-based bioactive glass platform encourages osteoblast cell activity and proliferation”
“Col1a1-Krm2 transgenic mice underscores the importance of intact Wnt signalling for the endogenous regulation of osteoblast differentation and function.”
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