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Fibroblast

Definition(s)

Connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A connective tissue cell that makes and secretes collagen proteins.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

A fibroblast is the most common type of cell found in connective tissue. Fibroblasts secrete collagen proteins that are used to maintain a structural framework for many tissues. They also play an important role in healing wounds.

Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic TermsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the National Human Genome Research Institute

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: March 30, 2015