A nondividing cartilage cell; occupies a lacuna within the cartilage matrix. SYN: cartilage cell. [chondro- + G. kytos, a hollow (cell)]
- isogenous chondrocytes a clone of cartilage cells derived from one cell by division; occur in a cluster called an isogenous nest.

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chon·dro·cyte 'kän-drə-.sīt, -drō- n a cartilage cell

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a cartilage cell, found embedded in the matrix.

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chon·dro·cyte (konґdro-sīt) [chondro- + -cyte] a mature cell of cartilage, embedded in a lacuna within the cartilage matrix. Called also cartilage cell.

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