A stellate or spindle-shaped cell with cytoplasmic processes present in connective tissue, capable of forming collagen fibers; an inactive f. is sometimes called a fibrocyte.

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fi·bro·blast 'fīb-rə-.blastalso 'fib- n a connective-tissue cell of mesenchymal origin that secretes proteins and esp. molecular collagen from which the extracellular fibrillar matrix of connective tissue forms
fi·bro·blas·tic .fīb-rə-'blas-tik, .fib- adj

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a widely distributed cell in connective tissue that is responsible for the production of both the ground substance and of the precursors of collagen, elastic fibres, and reticular fibres.

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fi·bro·blast (fiґbro-blast) [fibro- + -blast] 1. a flat, elongated connective tissue cell with cytoplasmic processes at each end, capable of differentiating into a chondroblast, 2. collagenoblast, or osteoblast, and forming fibrous tissues in the body such as tendons, aponeuroses, and other supporting and binding tissues. Called also fibrocyte and desmocyte. collagenoblast.

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  • fibroblast — fibroblast. См. десмоцит. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • fibroblast — [fī′brō blast΄] n. [ FIBRO + BLAST] a large, flat, oval cell found in connective tissue and responsible for the formation of fibers fibroblastic adj …   English World dictionary

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  • fibroblast — fibroblastic, adj. /fuy breuh blast /, n. Cell Biol. a cell that contributes to the formation of connective tissue fibers. [1875 80; FIBRO + BLAST] * * * ▪ anatomy       the principal nonmotile cells of connective tissue; fibroblasts are large,… …   Universalium

  • Fibroblast — Fi|b|ro|blạst, der; en, en <meist Pl.> [zu griech. blastós = Keim, Trieb] (Biol., Med.): (vor allem bei Wirbeltieren vorkommende) Bildungszelle des faserigen Bindegewebes. * * * Fi|bro|blạst, der; en en <meist Pl.> [zu griech.… …   Universal-Lexikon

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