Definition of osteoblast in English:

osteoblast

noun

Physiology
  • A cell which secretes the substance of bone.

    • ‘Finally, there is a zone in which the cartilage cells die and are replaced by bone laid down by osteoblasts.’
    • ‘In animals, statins increased the number of osteoblasts and new bone formation.’
    • ‘Excessive alcohol intake inhibits bone formation, possibly by a direct toxic effect on osteoblasts.’
    • ‘Additionally, vitamin D helps osteoblasts incorporate minerals into bone.’
    • ‘Fluoride increases bone formation by stimulating osteoblasts and increasing cancellous bone formation in patients with osteoporosis.’

Pronunciation

osteoblast

/ˈɒstɪə(ʊ)blast/