Definition of fibroblast in English:


Syllabification: fi·bro·blast
Pronunciation: /ˈfībrəˌblast, ˈfib-


  • A cell in connective tissue that produces collagen and other fibers.
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    • Collagen is synthesized by fibroblasts, the living cells present in all connective tissue, so named because they generate fibres - of collagen.
    • Its primary function is at sites of inflammation, where it is produced in macrophages, fibroblasts, and synovial cells.
    • A dense band of fibroblasts, collagen fibers, proteoglycans, and occasional mast cells encase the granuloma.

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