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osteoid

[os-tee-oid] /ˈɒs tiˌɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling bone; bonelike.
2.
having a skeleton of bones.
Origin of osteoid
1830-1840
1830-40; oste- + -oid
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  • They may fail almost entirely, as may its osteoid border, which is significant of active bone tissue.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
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osteoid

/ˈɒstɪˌɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of or resembling bone; bony
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osteoid in Medicine

osteoid os·te·oid (ŏs'tē-oid')
adj.
Resembling bone. n.
The bone matrix, especially before calcification.

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