fibroblast

[ fahy-bruh-blast ]
/ ˈfaɪ brəˌblæst /

noun Cell Biology.

a cell that contributes to the formation of connective tissue fibers.

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Origin of fibroblast

First recorded in 1875–80; fibro- + -blast

OTHER WORDS FROM fibroblast

fi·bro·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fibroblast

fibroblast
/ (ˈfaɪbrəʊˌblæst) /

noun

a cell in connective tissue that synthesizes collagen

Derived forms of fibroblast

fibroblastic, adjective
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Medical definitions for fibroblast

fibroblast
[ fībrə-blăst′ ]

n.

A stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.

Other words from fibroblast

fi′bro•blastic adj.
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