Osteocyte

 

  
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The bone cell proper is known as the osteocyte. Osteocytes are derived from osteoblasts which are the osteogenic cells of the bone- i.e. bone forming cells- and they produce the hard ground substance of the bone. They are also derived from mesenchymal cells. Osteocytes are found in the lacunae spaces of the Haversian system within the compact bone. They are large cells with numerous cytoplasmic processes, large prominent nucleus and scanty cytoplasm. Their cytoplasm is basophilic and have considerable amount of ribosomal RNA.

      

 

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