chondrocyte

noun
chon·dro·cyte | \ˈkän-drə-ˌsīt \

Definition of chondrocyte 

: a cartilage cell

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These mice had a lack of a chondrocyte surface protein called the A2A adenosine receptor that brings the adenosine signal inside the cells. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Possible arthritis drug discovered because lab mice wouldn't mate," 11 May 2017 But in the rats, periodic adenosine injections protected chondrocytes, the cells that make cartilage, said Bruce Cronstein, M.D., the study’s senior investigator. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Possible arthritis drug discovered because lab mice wouldn't mate," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of chondrocyte

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chondrocyte

borrowed from French, from chondro- chondro- + -cyte -cyte

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chondrocyte

noun
chon·dro·cyte | \ˈkän-drə-ˌsīt, -drō- \

Medical Definition of chondrocyte 

: a cartilage cell

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