American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A branched cell embedded in the matrix of bone tissue.
- n. cytology A mature bone cell involved with the maintenance of bone.
- n. mature bone cell
- From osteo- ("bone") + -cyte ("cell") (Wiktionary)
“Projections of the canaliculi wall, attached to the osteocyte at an integrin protein, may also participate in amplifying and transmitting the signal.”
“In the field of bone biology, there was a long-standing debate as to which part of the osteocyte senses mechanical loading.”
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