Osteoblast definitions

ŏs'tē-ə-blăst'
A cell from which bone develops; a bone-forming cell.
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Any cell which develops into bone or secretes substances producing bony tissue.
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A cell from which bone develops; a bone-forming cell.
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A specialized bone cell that produces and deposits the matrix that is needed for the development of new bone and consists primarily of collagen fibers. Osteoblasts are formed from osteoclasts on the outer surfaces of bone and in bone cavities, and bone deposition takes place constantly in living bone. As new bone grows and hardens with the addition of calcium and phosphate, osteoblasts become embedded in the bone matrix and develop into osteocytes.
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(biology, cytology) A mononucleate cell from which bone develops.
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Origin of osteoblast

osteo- (“bone") +"Ž -blast (“immature cell")