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osteocyte

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noun os·te·o·cyte \ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌsīt\

Definition of osteocyte

  1. :  a cell that is characteristic of adult bone and is isolated in a lacuna of the bone substance



1942

First Known Use of osteocyte

1942


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osteocyte

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noun os·teo·cyte \ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of osteocyte

  1. :  a cell that is characteristic of adult bone and is isolated in a lacuna of the bone substance



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