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Descriptor English:   Osteocytes 
Descriptor Spanish:   Osteocitos 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Osteócitos 
Synonyms English:   Osteocyte  
Tree Number:   A11.329.629.500
Definition English:   Mature osteoblasts that have become embedded in the BONE MATRIX. They occupy a small cavity, called lacuna, in the matrix and are connected to adjacent osteocytes via protoplasmic projections called canaliculi. 
History Note English:   65 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EN enzymology IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PH physiology RE radiation effects
TR transplantation UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   10190 
Unique Identifier:   D010011 

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