osteoclast

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EtymologyEdit

osteo- ‎(bone) +‎ -clast ‎(break)

NounEdit

osteoclast ‎(plural osteoclasts)

  1. (physiology, cytology) A large multinuclear cell associated with the resorption of bone
  2. (surgery) An instrument for performing osteoclasis.

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