- Connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A connective tissue cell that makes and secretes collagen proteins.
National Cancer Institute
- A fibroblast is the most common type of cell found in connective tissue. Fibroblasts secrete collagen proteins that are used to maintain a structural framework for many tissues. They also play an important role in healing wounds.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.