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bone cell

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noun Biology.
  1. a cell found in bone in any of its functional states; an osteoblast, osteoclast, or osteocyte.

Origin of bone cell

First recorded in 1830–40
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  • A bone-cell cannot receive an impression, nor originate an idea, any more than a brain-cell can secrete bile.

    Embryology

    Gerald R. Leighton