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Definition of "fibroblast" [fibroblast]

  • A cell that gives rise to connective tissue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fibroblast" in a sentence
  • "By growing varicella virus in fibroblast cells it became less and less able to grow in human cells that lined the back of the throat or skin."
  • "A-- a good example of this might be to take a skin cell, which would be called a fibroblast, and grow it in culture and give it the regulation that's required to make it into a nerve cell."
  • "Technically, one of these cells is only called a fibroblast while the tissue is developing."