osteocyte

noun
os·​te·​o·​cyte | \ˈä-stē-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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1918, in the meaning defined above

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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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