[ fahy-bruh-blast ]
/ ˈfaɪ brəˌblæst /
noun Cell Biology.
a cell that contributes to the formation of connective tissue fibers.
Related formsfi·bro·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fibroblast
/ (ˈfaɪbrəʊˌblæst) /
a cell in connective tissue that synthesizes collagen
Derived Formsfibroblastic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for fibroblast
[ fī′brə-blăst′ ]
A stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.
Related formsfi′bro•blas′tic adj.
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