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.
The ground-substance is in small amount in connective tissues proper, and is obscured by a mass of fibers.
All these tissues consist of a ground-substance, or matrix, cells, and fibers.
The living cytoplasm appears to consist of a homogeneous and structureless ground-substance in which are embedded granules of various types.