One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling bone in appearance or structure.
- ‘Giant cells were admixed with osteoid tissue or with mitotically active mononuclear cells.’
- ‘Fulcra at either end of columnal strongly divergent, giving columnal an osteoid appearance.’
- ‘None of the CF patients' undecalcified biopsy specimens in the present study demonstrated the osteoid parameters (excess osteoid surfaces and thick osteoid seams) characteristic of vitamin D deficiency osteomalacia.’
- ‘These compounds are incorporated into hydroxyapatite crystals that are deposited in an osteoid matrix during new bone formation.’
- ‘Second, the tumor showed dual differentiation into a classic granulosa cell component with different patterns and a central component in which there was mesenchymal differentiation into smooth muscle and osteoid components.’
nounmass nounPhysiology Medicine
The unmineralized organic component of bone.
- ‘Because of its rarity the diagnosis may not be considered, particularly if osteoid is sparse.’
- ‘The cancer cells produce a bony substance called osteoid, which builds up into lumps on the bone.’
- ‘Microscopically, conventional osteosarcomas are composed of malignant-appearing spindle cells that produce osteoid.’
- ‘Osteoid osteoma is a benign tumor containing osteoid in a stroma of loose vascular connective tissue.’
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