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Definition: 'Matrix Vesicles'

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matrix vesicles

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. hydroxyapatite-containing, membrane-enclosed vesicles secreted by odontoblasts, osteoblasts, and some chondrocytes; believed to serve as nucleation centers for the mineralization process in dentin, bone, and calcified cartilage.

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