Definitions for "Osteocytes"
An osteoblast that has become embedded in the bone matrix, occupying a flat oval cavity (bone lacuna) and sending, through the canaliculi, slender cytoplasmic processes that make contact with processes of other osteocytes.
Osteoblasts incorporated into bone.
Cell found within the bone; its function is to help maintain the structural integrity of bone. [See: Fluoride & Osteocytes