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Define:
Osteoblast

A bone forming cell.

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Osteocyte

A mature bone cell surrounded by bone matrix.

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Osteoclast

A large, multinucleated cell that breaks down bone.

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Hematoma

A localized mass of blood that is confined to an organ or some definable space.

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Callus

A mass of tissue that connects the ends of a broken bone.

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Anatomical position

The position acquired when one stands erect with the feet facing forward, the upper limbs hanging at the sides, and the palms facing forwards with the thumbs to the outside.