myofibroblast

noun

myo·​fi·​bro·​blast -ˈfīb-rə-ˌblast How to pronounce myofibroblast (audio) -ˈfib- How to pronounce myofibroblast (audio)
: a fibroblast that has developed some of the functional and structural characteristics (as the presence of myofilaments) of smooth muscle cells

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“Myofibroblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myofibroblast. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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