myofibroblast

noun
myo·​fi·​bro·​blast | \ -ˈfīb-rə-ˌblast How to pronounce myofibroblast (audio) , -ˈfib- How to pronounce myofibroblast (audio) \

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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