Definitions for "Osteoblast"
Keywords:  osteoid, osteon, blastos, matrix, bone
One of the protoplasmic cells which occur in the osteogenetic layer of the periosteum, and from or around which the matrix of the bone is developed; an osteoplast.
cell formed from an osteo-progenitor cell; it participates in bone formation by secreting some organic components and inorganic salts
osteon = bone + blastos = germ; immature bone-producing cell.