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osteocyte

noun os·te·o·cyte \ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌsīt\

Definition of OSTEOCYTE

:  a cell that is characteristic of adult bone and is isolated in a lacuna of the bone substance
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First Known Use of OSTEOCYTE

1942
Medical Dictionary

osteocyte

noun os·teo·cyte \ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of OSTEOCYTE

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

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