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osteocyte

[os-tee-uh-sahyt] /ˈɒs ti əˌsaɪt/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
a cell of osseous tissue within the bone matrix; a bone cell.
Origin of osteocyte
1940-1945
1940-45; osteo- + -cyte
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osteocyte in Medicine

osteocyte os·te·o·cyte (ŏs'tē-ə-sīt')
n.
A branched cell embedded in the matrix of bone tissue.

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osteocyte in Science
osteocyte
  (ŏs'tē-ə-sīt')   
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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