bone cell

  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

Words Nearby bone cell Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bone cell in a sentence

  • While on board, she conducted scientific experiments exploring weightlessness, motion sickness, and bone cells.

  • A bone-cell cannot receive an impression, nor originate an idea, any more than a brain-cell can secrete bile.

    Embryology | Gerald R. Leighton
  • But the use of alcoholic liquors produces a similar effect, hindering bone cell-growth and preventing full development.

    A Practical Physiology | Albert F. Blaisdell