noun Cell Biology.
a cell that contributes to the formation of connective tissue fibers.
Origin of fibroblast
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a cell in connective tissue that synthesizes collagen
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A stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.
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