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fibroblast

 [fi´bro-blast]
an immature fiber-producing cell of connective tissue capable of differentiating into a chondroblast, collagenoblast, or osteoblast. Called also fibrocyte. adj., adj fibroblas´tic.

fi·bro·blast

(fī'brō-blast),
A stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.

fibroblast

/fi·bro·blast/ (fi´bro-blast)
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

fibroblast

(fī′brə-blăst′)
n.
A cell that gives rise to connective tissue.

fi′bro·blas′tic adj.

fibroblast

[fī′brəblast]
Etymology: L, fibra + Gk, blastos, germ
a flat, elongated undifferentiated cell in the connective tissue that gives rise to various precursor cells, such as the chondroblast, collagenoblast, and osteoblast, which form the fibrous, binding, and supporting tissue of the body. Also called desmocyte, fibrocyte. fibroblastic, adj.

fi·bro·blast

(fī'brō-blast)
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.

fibroblast

A 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.

fibroblast

a connective tissue cell which may differentiate into CHONDROBLASTS, COLLAGENOBLASTS or OSTEOBLASTS.

Fibroblast

A large flat cell that secretes the proteins that form collagen and elastic fibers and the substance between the cells of connective tissue.

fibroblast (fī·brō·blastˑ),

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
fibrocyte or
desmocyte.

fi·bro·blast

(fī'brō-blast)
Stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.

fibroblast

an immature fiber-producing cell of connective tissue capable of differentiating into a chondroblast, collagenoblast or osteoblast. Called also fibrocyte.
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