fibroblast

(redirected from of periodontal ligament fibroblast)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to of periodontal ligament fibroblast: periodontal ligament fibers

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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fi·bro·blast

(fī'brō-blast),
A stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fibroblast

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

fi′bro·blas′tic adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

fibroblast

a connective tissue cell which may differentiate into CHONDROBLASTS, COLLAGENOBLASTS or OSTEOBLASTS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Fibroblast

A large flat cell that secretes the proteins that form collagen and elastic fibers and the substance between the cells of connective tissue.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

fi·bro·blast

(fī'brō-blast)
Stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012