Fibroblast

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fibroblast

[′fī·brə‚blast]
(histology)
A stellate connective tissue cell found in fibrous tissue. Also known as a fibrocyte.

Fibroblast

 

the basic cellular unit of connective tissue in man and other vertebrates. Fibroblasts produce fibers and the ground substance of connective tissue. They are converted to fibrocytes as a result of differentiation.