osteoid

[ os-tee-oid ]
/ ˈɒs tiˌɔɪd /

adjective

resembling bone; bonelike.
having a skeleton of bones.

QUIZZES

FOR LEXICAL ALIMENTATION, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Nourish your vocabulary with a refresher on the words from the week of September 14–20, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “blatherskite” mean?

Origin of osteoid

First recorded in 1830–40; oste- + -oid
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for osteoid

  • They may fail almost entirely, as may its osteoid border, which is significant of active bone tissue.

    Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess

British Dictionary definitions for osteoid

osteoid
/ (ˈɒstɪˌɔɪd) /

adjective

of or resembling bone; bony
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for osteoid

osteoid
[ ŏstē-oid′ ]

adj.

Resembling bone.

n.

The bone matrix, especially before calcification.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.