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ground-substance

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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Examples

  • 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

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

    A Practical Physiology

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

    A Practical Physiology

  • 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

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