osteoclast: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (os'tē-u-klast"), [key]
— n.
  1. one of the large multinuclear cells in growing bone concerned with the absorption of osseous tissue, as in the formation of canals.
  2. an instrument for effecting osteoclasis.
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