Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cell from which bone develops; a bone-forming cell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mononucleate cell from which bone develops.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cell concerned in the formation of bone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cell from which bone develops

Etymologies

osteo- (“bone”) + -blast (“immature cell”) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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."

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  • 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

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  • The medicines apparently hinder osteoblast activity, the body's bone-building mechanism.

    Study Ties Diabetes Drugs to Fractures

  • La vara contiene osteoblast, céllulas que forman huesos del marrón rojo y vasos sanguíneos que llevan nutrimentos al hueso.

    Al Nacer, Tenemos Como 270 huesos. como adultos tienen 206 huesos

  • The shaft contains osteoblast, bone forming cells of the red bone marrow, and blood vessels that carry nutrient to the bone.

    We���re Born With 270 Bones. As Adults We Have 206

  • Vitamin B12 has been shown to help osteoblast function—and those deficient in B12 have been shown to have increased rates of osteoporosis.

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  • The development of the latter is simple, the connective tissue corpuscles functioning by a simple change of product as osteoblast.

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  • An osteoblast engaged in the absorption instead of the formation of bone is called an osteoclast.

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  • RepRegen's Strontium-based bioactive glass platform encourages osteoblast cell activity and proliferation

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  • Col1a1-Krm2 transgenic mice underscores the importance of intact Wnt signalling for the endogenous regulation of osteoblast differentation and function.

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