osteoblast


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Osteoblast \Os"te*o*blast\, n. [Osteo- + -blast.] (Anat.)
   One of the protoplasmic cells which occur in the osteogenetic
   layer of the periosteum, and from or around which the matrix
   of the bone is developed; an osteoplast.
   [1913 Webster]
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