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fibroblast

[fahy-bruh-blast] /ˈfaɪ brəˌblæst/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
a cell that contributes to the formation of connective tissue fibers.
Origin of fibroblast
1875-1880
1875-80; fibro- + -blast
Related forms
fibroblastic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fibroblast

fibroblast

/ˈfaɪbrəʊˌblæst/
noun
1.
a cell in connective tissue that synthesizes collagen
Derived Forms
fibroblastic, adjective
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fibroblast in Medicine

fibroblast fi·bro·blast (fī'brə-blāst')
n.
A stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers.


fi'bro·blas'tic adj.
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