noun. cell that functions in the breakdown and resorption of bone tissue.
- -clast (English)
- κλαστός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- osteo- (English)
Example sentences of the word osteoclast
1. Noun, singular or mass
When blood pH drops below pH 7.35, osteoclast cells become activated and resorb, or destroy, bone.
At a high pH of 7.4 or above, osteoclast activity is suppressed.