osteoclast etymology

English word osteoclast comes from English osteo- (Bone.), English -clast (Something that breaks or destroys.)

Detailed word origin of osteoclast

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
osteo- English (eng) Bone.
-clast English (eng) Something that breaks or destroys.
osteoclast English (eng) (physiology, cytology) A large multinuclear cell associated with the resorption of bone.. (surgery) An instrument for performing osteoclasis.

Words with the same origin as osteoclast

Descendants of osteo-
ectostosis nonosteoporotic ostealgia osteoarthropathy osteochondral osteochondroma osteoconductive osteocranium osteocutaneous osteodysplasia osteodysplastic osteoid osteoinduction osteomyelitis osteonectin osteopath osteophilic osteoporosis osteoprotegerin osteoradionecrotic osteosarcoma osteosclerosis osteosynthetic osteotendinous
Descendants of -clast
biblioclast bioclast chondroclast cranioclast crystalloclast lithoclast odontoclast osteoclastic osteoclastoma phytoclast preosteoclast pyroclast