Fibroblast definition

fībrə-blăst
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A cell that gives rise to connective tissue.
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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.

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A large, flat, oval cell found in connective tissue and responsible for the formation of fibers.
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A cell that gives rise to connective tissue.
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A cell found in connective tissue that produces fibers, such as collagen.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fibroblast
Plural:
fibroblasts

Origin of fibroblast

  • fibro- +‎ -blast

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