Origin of fibroblastfibro- + -blast
The definition of a fibroblast is a cell that forms connective tissue fibers.
An example of a fibroblast are the cells that connect tissues during a child's growth spurt.
a large, flat, oval cell found in connective tissue and responsible for the formation of fibers
A cell that gives rise to connective tissue.
fibro- + -blast
- Mutations in what are called fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGR1, 2, and 3) and the transcription factor TWIST are responsible for several types of craniosynostosis.