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Pronunciation: os'te-o-blast'

Definition: A bone-forming cell that is derived from mesenchymal osteoprognitor cells and forms an osseous matrix in which it becomes enclosed as an osteocyte.

Synonym(s): osteoplast

[osteo- + G. blastos, germ]

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