name: osteoclast differentiation
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def: "The process in which a relatively unspecialized monocyte acquires the specialized features of an osteoclast. An osteoclast is a specialized phagocytic cell associated with the absorption and removal of the mineralized matrix of bone tissue." [CL:0000092, GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149, PMID:12161749]
synonym: "osteoclast cell differentiation" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0002573 ! myeloid leukocyte differentiation
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