1. fibroblast

noun. a cell from which connective tissue develops.


  • embryonic cell


  • -blast (English)
  • βλαστός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • fibro- (English)

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Sentences with 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.

2. Adjective
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.