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Fibrocytes are fixed (immobile) cells of the connective tissue with a long oval nucleus and long processes. These connect the cells with each other and form a three-dimensional structure, which stabilizes the otherwise loose connective tissue. The fibrocytes themselves, however, rest: the formation of the intercellular substance is carried out by the fibroblasts as their mobile precursor. However, if necessary, i.e. to form scarring , the fibrocytes can divide and form new fibroblasts.


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