Definition of osteoblastic in US English:

osteoblastic

adjective

Physiology
  • See osteoblast

    • ‘Bone mineral density is determined by the homeostasis between osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resorption.’
    • ‘At the cellular level, the histomorphometric data were indicative of decreased osteoblastic and increased osteoclastic activity.’
    • ‘Aggressive tumors that do not invoke an osteoblastic response, such as myeloma, can also yield a negative examination.’
    • ‘A computed tomographic scan showed several osteoblastic and osteolytic lesions in vertebral bodies and the pelvis, compatible with metastases.’
    • ‘It is likely that alcohol has a direct toxic effect on osteoblastic function.’

Pronunciation

osteoblastic

/ˌästēəˈblastik/