fibroblast

noun
fi·​bro·​blast | \ ˈfī-brə-ˌblast How to pronounce fibroblast (audio) , 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

Other Words from fibroblast

fibroblastic \ ˌfī-​brə-​ˈbla-​stik How to pronounce fibroblast (audio) , ˌfi-​ \ adjective

Examples of fibroblast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gallo and his colleagues showed in Science Translational Medicine that a structural cell type called a fibroblast (which is not typically considered an immune cell) contributes to the facial face-off. Maddie Bender, Scientific American, 1 June 2022 In both cases, the cells that flooded into each mouse’s wound weren’t the scar-producing EPFs, but the other kind of fibroblast, the one that tells the skin to regenerate, not just repair. Megan Molteni, STAT, 24 Apr. 2021 Firming enzymes sink deeper into fibroblast through delivery paths of ITD (Intelligent Targeting Device) to stimulate collagen production that enhances skin’s rejuvenated appearance and natural glow. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 Using a cell known as a fibroblast, which helps with growth, along with collagen, as a scaffold, researchers printed the epidermis and dermis, the first two layers of skin. Ellen Rosen New York Times, Star Tribune, 30 July 2020 The third requirement was for fibroblasts from opposite sides of a wound to find and touch each other. Amber Dance, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Jan. 2020 The liver, for example, contains five major cell types, including immune cells, blood vessel cells, and fibroblasts. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 9 Mar. 2020 The real virtuosos in regeneration were cells in skin called fibroblasts and periskeletal cells, which normally surround bone. Amber Dance, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Jan. 2020 Above, a human stem cell colony, which is no more than 1 millimeter wide and comprises thousands of individual stem cells, grows on mouse embryonic fibroblast in a research laboratory in September 2001. Kevin Flower, CNN, 4 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of fibroblast

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Fibroblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibroblast. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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fibroblast

noun
fi·​bro·​blast | \ ˈfīb-rə-ˌblast also ˈfib- \

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

Other Words from fibroblast

fibroblastic \ ˌfīb-​rə-​ˈblas-​tik How to pronounce fibroblast (audio) , ˌfib-​ How to pronounce fibroblast (audio) \ adjective

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