noun. a cell from which bone develops.
- embryonic cell
- bone-forming cell
- -blast (English)
- βλαστός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- osteo- (English)
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.
During normal bone remodeling, osteoclasts resorb bone and osteoblast build bone.