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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

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

fi′bro·blas′tic 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.

fi·bro·blast

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