osteocyte

noun
os·​te·​o·​cyte | \ ˈä-stē-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce osteocyte (audio) \

Definition of osteocyte

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

First Known Use of osteocyte

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Osteocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteocyte. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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osteocyte

noun
os·​teo·​cyte | \ ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce osteocyte (audio) \

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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