Definition of osteoclast
: any of the large multinucleate cells closely associated with areas of bone resorption
osteoclasticplay \ˌä-stē-ə-ˈkla-stik\ adjective
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Resorption is the breakdown of old bones by osteoclasts, a type of bone cell.
The first, osteoclasts, break down bone tissue as part of the process of repairing and maintaining any damage.
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