fibroblast

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noun fi·bro·blast \ˈfī-brə-ˌblast, ˈfi-\

Definition of fibroblast

  1. :  a connective-tissue cell of mesenchymal origin that secretes proteins and especially molecular collagen from which the extracellular fibrillar matrix of connective tissue forms

fibroblastic

play \ˌfī-brə-ˈblas-tik, ˌfi-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of fibroblast

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1876


Medical Dictionary

fibroblast

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

Medical Definition of fibroblast

  1. :  a connective-tissue cell of mesenchymal origin that secretes proteins and especially molecular collagen from which the extracellular fibrillar matrix of connective tissue forms

fibroblastic

\ˌfīb-rə-ˈblas-tik, ˌfib-\play play adjective


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