name: multinuclear osteoclast differentiation
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def: "The process in which a relatively unspecialized monocyte acquires the specialized features of a multinuclear osteoclast. An osteoclast is a specialized phagocytic cell associated with the absorption and removal of the mineralized matrix of bone tissue." [CL:0000779, GOC:mah, PMID:12713016]
synonym: "multinuclear osteoclast formation" RELATED [GOC:BHF, GOC:mah]
synonym: "multinuclear osteoclast morphogenesis" RELATED [GOC:BHF, GOC:mah]
is_a: GO:0030316 ! osteoclast differentiation
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