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A stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.
1. an immature fiber-producing cell of connective tissue capable of differentiating into chondroblast, collagenoblast, or osteoblast.
2. collagenoblast; the collagen-producing cell. They also proliferate at the site of chronic inflammation.fibroblas´tic
A cell that gives rise to connective tissue.
Etymology: L, fibra + Gk, blastos, germ
A stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers; an inactive fibroblast is sometimes called a fibrocyte.
fibroblastA cell that generates the protein COLLAGEN, a major component of connective tissue and the main structural material of the body. Fibroblasts are important in wound healing. They can readily be cultured artificially.
fibroblasta connective tissue cell which may differentiate into CHONDROBLASTS, COLLAGENOBLASTS or OSTEOBLASTS.
A large flat cell that secretes the proteins that form collagen and elastic fibers and the substance between the cells of connective tissue.
fibroblastconnective tissue cell involved in tissue repair (i.e. liberate growth factors, lay down fibroelastic matrix of connective tissues and differentiate into connective tissue cells including chondroblasts or osteoblasts)
n an undifferentiated connective tissue cell that develops into a number of precursor cells, such as collagenoblasts, osteoblasts, and chondroblasts, and then becomes supporting tissue. Also called
Stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.
n a cell found within fibrous connective tissue, varying in shape from stellate (young) to fusiform and spindle shaped. Associated with the formation of collagen fibers and intercellular ground substance of connective tissue.
fibroblast, of periodontal ligament,
n a cell that plays an important role in formation and remodeling of fibrous matrix and intercellular substance.
an immature fiber-producing cell of connective tissue capable of differentiating into a chondroblast, collagenoblast or osteoblast. Called also fibrocyte.