Origin of osteoid

First recorded in 1830–40; oste- + -oid
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Examples from the Web for osteoid

Historical Examples of 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


  1. of or resembling bone; bony
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osteoid in Medicine


  1. Resembling bone.
  1. The bone matrix, especially before calcification.
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