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osteoarthritis | osteoblast | osteoblastoma | osteochondroma | osteoclasis | osteoclast | osteocolla | osteocomma | osteocope | osteocranium | osteocyte

osteoclast

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Noun
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os=te=o=clast

CIDE DICTIONARY

osteoclastn. [Osteo- + Gr. kla^n to break.].
  •  Same as myeloplax, a large multinucleate cell within the bone, which functions in the absroption and removal of bone tissue.  [1913 Webster]
    " The osteoclasts occur usually in pits or cavities which they appear to have excavated, and are supposed to be concerned in the absorption of the bone matrix."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An instrument for performing osteoclasis.  [1913 Webster]

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