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Osteocytes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Osteocytes
Tree Number(s)
A11.329.629.500
Unique ID
D010011
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010011
Scope Note
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.
NLM Classification #
WE 200
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Osteocytes Preferred
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