fibroblast

[ fahy-bruh-blast ]
/ ˈfaɪ brəˌblæst /

noun Cell Biology.

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

Nearby words

  1. fibro,
  2. fibro-,
  3. fibroadenoma,
  4. fibroadipose,
  5. fibroareolar,
  6. fibrocarcinoma,
  7. fibrocartilage,
  8. fibrocartilaginous,
  9. fibrocellular,
  10. fibrocement

Origin of fibroblast

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

Related formsfi·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 Formsfibroblastic, adjective

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Medicine 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.
Related formsfi′bro•blastic adj.


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