Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cell that gives rise to connective tissue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the cells which give rise to connective tissue.

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  • noun a cell found in connective tissue that produces fibers, such as collagen

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a cell from which connective tissue develops

Etymologies

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fibro- + -blast

Examples

  • By growing varicella virus in fibroblast cells it became less and less able to grow in human cells that lined the back of the throat or skin.

    Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

  • A-- a good example of this might be to take a skin cell, which would be called a fibroblast, and grow it in culture and give it the regulation that's required to make it into a nerve cell.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2010

  • A-- a good example of this might be to take a skin cell, which would be called a fibroblast, and grow it in culture and give it the regulation that's required to make it into a nerve cell.

    CNN Transcript Dec 24, 2009

  • In their approach, a selection marker is introduced into MC16 in a mouse primary fibroblast, which is then processed into 'microcells', each of which contains, on average, a single chromosome string fused to a special 'X' cell.

    innovations-report

  • In their approach, a selection marker is introduced into MC16 in a mouse primary fibroblast, which is then processed into 'microcells', each of which contains, on average, a single chromosome string fused to a special 'X' cell.

    innovations-report

  • Technically, one of these cells is only called a fibroblast while the tissue is developing.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Technically, one of these cells is only called a fibroblast while the tissue is developing.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • In their approach, a selection marker is introduced into MC16 in a mouse primary fibroblast, which is then processed into 'microcells', each of which contains, on average, a single chromosome string fused to a special 'X' cell.

    innovations-report

  • In a study appearing in the May print issue of The Journal of Urology, lead author David Hains, MD, principal investigator in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital, found that these models were missing a protein known as fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (Fgfr2) in their kidney tissue.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • In their approach, a selection marker is introduced into MC16 in a mouse primary fibroblast, which is then processed into 'microcells', each of which contains, on average, a single chromosome string fused to a special 'X' cell.

    innovations-report

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