Osteocyte definitions

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A branched cell embedded in the matrix of bone tissue.
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Any of the branched cells in the tiny cavities of bone, that are involved in the formation of bone.
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A branched cell embedded in the matrix of bone tissue.
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A cell characteristic of mature bone tissue. It is derived from osteoblasts and embedded in the calcified matrix of bone. Osteocytes are found in small, round cavities called lacunae and have thin, cytoplasmic branches.
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(cytology) A mature bone cell involved with the maintenance of bone.
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Origin of osteocyte

From osteo- (“bone") + -cyte (“cell")