myofibroblast

noun
myo·fi·bro·blast | \ -ˈfīb-rə-ˌblast , -ˈfib- \

Medical Definition of myofibroblast 

: 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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