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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large multinucleated protoplasmic mass, occurring in the marrow, especially in the neighborhood of the osseous substance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) One of the huge multinucleated cells found in the marrow of bone and occasionally in other parts; a giant cell. See osteoclast.

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  • noun anatomy One of the huge multinucleated cells found in bone marrow and occasionally in other parts; a giant cell.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek.

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