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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In histology, the structureless substance which lies between cells or in which cells are embedded.
  • noun The fundamental or basic substance of a cell or tissue.


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  • Perhaps it was a suitable ground-substance for the ribs of some Jovian jellyfith; but in a Bridge-caisson, it was cancer.

    Cities In Flight Blish, James 1957

  • The ground-substance is in small amount in connective tissues proper, and is obscured by a mass of fibers.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

  • All these tissues consist of a ground-substance, or matrix, cells, and fibers.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

  • The living cytoplasm appears to consist of a homogeneous and structureless ground-substance in which are embedded granules of various types.

    I. Embryology. 1. The Animal Cell 1918


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