Definition of fibroblast in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪbrə(ʊ)blast/


A cell in connective tissue which produces collagen and other fibres.
Example sentences
  • 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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