Definition of fibroblast in US English:



  • A cell in connective tissue which produces collagen and other fibers.

    • ‘Collagen is synthesized by fibroblasts, the living cells present in all connective tissue, so named because they generate fibres - of collagen.’
    • ‘A dense band of fibroblasts, collagen fibers, proteoglycans, and occasional mast cells encase the granuloma.’
    • ‘The researchers also added connective tissue cells called fibroblasts to the mix as a crucial third ingredient.’
    • ‘Its primary function is at sites of inflammation, where it is produced in macrophages, fibroblasts, and synovial cells.’
    • ‘This application of topical nitric oxide may stimulate wound fibroblasts to increase collagen synthesis and remodeling.’