osteoblast

noun
os·te·o·blast | \ˈä-stē-ə-ˌblast \

Definition of osteoblast 

: a bone-forming cell

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osteoblastic \ˌä-stē-ə-ˈbla-stik \ adjective

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The second, osteoblasts, create the matrices that bones form around, Byrne reports. Danny Lewis, Smithsonian, "Fish Don’t Do So Well in Space," 16 Jan. 2017

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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osteoblast

noun
os·teo·blast | \ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌblast \

Medical Definition of osteoblast 

: a bone-forming cell

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