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fibroblast

Line breaks: fibro|blast
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪbrə(ʊ)blast
 
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Definition of fibroblast in English:

noun

Physiology
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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