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Plate 3.46: Membrane Bone


Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Plate 3.46: Membrane Bone

Cat, Müller's* fluid, H. & E., A. 162 x; B. & C. 1416 x.

0steoclast: A multinucleated giant cell associated with areas of bone resorption. The surface adjacent to bone being resorbed has numerous cytoplasmic processes, giving the ruffled border appearance.

Osteoblasts: Responsible for bone matrix formation and present wherever osseous tissue is elaborated. In membranous bone, osteoblasts arise as differentiated mesenchymal cells.

*Müller, 1866-1898, was a German histologist and Howship, 1781-1841, was a British surgeon.

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