noun. a cell from which connective tissue develops.
- embryonic cell
- -blast (English)
- βλαστός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- fibro- (English)
Example sentences of the word fibroblast
1. Noun, singular or mass
Another cause can be a dysfunctional healing response found in fibromyalgia patients: the fibroblast, the major cell of the intramuscular connective tissue, secretes pro-inflammatory cytokines, causing painful inflammation.
The polymer hyaluronic acid is an important natural component of skin produced by fibroblast skin cells, which decreases as you age 13.
3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Fibrous connective tissue contains fibroblast cells and is made up of fibrous fibers.
4. Verb, past tense
In addition, a protein called *fibroblast* growth factor-2, which is typically stored in visceral abdominal fat, encourages cells to become cancerous, according to researchers at Michigan State University.