fibroblast


fi·bro·blast

noun \ˈfī-brə-ˌblast, ˈfi-\

Definition of FIBROBLAST

:  a connective-tissue cell of mesenchymal origin that secretes proteins and especially molecular collagen from which the extracellular fibrillar matrix of connective tissue forms
fi·bro·blas·tic \ˌfī-brə-ˈblas-tik, ˌfi-\ adjective

Origin of FIBROBLAST

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1876

fi·bro·blast

noun \ˈfīb-rə-ˌblast also ˈfib-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FIBROBLAST

: a connective-tissue cell of mesenchymal origin that secretes proteins and especially molecular collagen from which the extracellular fibrillar matrix of connective tissue forms
fi·bro·blas·tic \ˌfīb-rə-ˈblas-tik, ˌfib-\ adjective

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