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myofibroblast

Pronunciation: mi'o-fi'bro-blast

Definition: A cell thought to be responsible for contracture of wounds and eruption of the teeth; such cells have some characteristics of smooth muscle, such as contractile properties and fibrils, and are also believed to produce, temporarily, type III collagen.

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