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fi·bro·blast

 (fī′brə-blăst′)
n.
A cell that gives rise to connective tissue.

fi′bro·blas′tic adj.

fibroblast

(ˈfaɪbrəʊˌblæst)
n
(Physiology) a cell in connective tissue that synthesizes collagen
ˌfibroˈblastic adj

fi•bro•blast

(ˈfaɪ brəˌblæst)

n.
a cell that contributes to the formation of connective tissue fibers.
[1875–80]
fi`bro•blas′tic, adj.
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Noun1.fibroblast - a cell from which connective tissue develops
embryonic cell, formative cell - a cell of an embryo
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fi·bro·blast

n. fibroblasto, células de soporte de las que proviene el tejido conectivo.
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Speculation of the pathogenesis of ED has led to a strong suggestion that recurrent frictional irritation in the region of the angle of the scapula and the thoracic wall yields an increase in propagation of fibroblastic tissue.
Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is a rare soft tissue tumor first reported in 1998 by 3 independent investigators.
Desmoid-type fibromatosis, also known as aggressive fibromatosis or desmoid tumor, is a rare neoplasm of deep soft tissues that is histologically characterized by an infiltrative, low-grade fibroblastic proliferation and clinically characterized by a tendency for local recurrence but no metastatic potential.
This hormonally responsive tumour is believed to arise from specialised mesenchymal cells of the pelvic-perineal region or from the multipotent perivascular progenitor cells, which often display variable myofibroblasts and fibroblastic features.
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Reactive fibroblastic and myofibroblastic proliferation of the vulva (cyclist's nodule): A hitherto poorly described vulval lesion occurring in cyclists.
The odontogenic nature of the myxomas has been challenged by some authors because of the appearances, whilst consistent with odontogenic ectomesenchyme, could also represent a more primitive fibroblastic or undifferentiated tissue.
NF is a benign soft tissue lesion composed of tumorlike fibroblastic and myofibroblastic proliferation.
Microscopically, polyp growth had fibroblastic cell proliferation (whorls and interlacing bundles of fibroblastic cells) and slight congestion which was suggestive of presence of benign growth in form of a unilateral nasal polyp.
The fibroblastic and chondroblastic subtypes may have a slightly better prognosis compared to the other subtypes9.

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