1. osteoblast

noun. a cell from which bone develops.


  • embryonic cell
  • bone-forming cell


  • -blast (English)
  • βλαστός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • osteo- (English)

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Example sentences of the word osteoblast

1. Noun, singular or mass
A study published in "The Journal of Surgical Research" in 2010 indicates that vitamin C works in conjunction with estrogen signalling to promote osteoblast development, indicating that vitamin C and estrogen might promote new bone growth.

2. Adjective
During normal bone remodeling, osteoclasts resorb bone and osteoblast build bone.