ground substance

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ground substance

1. The intercellular material in which the cells and fibers of connective tissue are embedded. Also called matrix.

ground′ sub`stance

1. Also called matrix. the substance in which tissue, cells, and intercellular structures are embedded or suspended.
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Noun1.ground substance - the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded
body substance - the substance of the body
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
2.ground substance - the clear nongranular portion of the cytoplasm of a cell
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism

ground sub·stance

n. sustancia fundamental que llena los espacios intercelulares de los huesos, cartílagos y tejido fibroso.
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2) The OM exhibits abundant extracellular production of ground substance and thin fibrils by the delicate spindle-shaped cells.
Neurofibroma lacks capsule, rich in mucopolysaccharide ground substance and has fewer axons.
The surrounding tissue components of cervical canal are fibrous, ground substance and cellular elements.
The simple odontogenic fibroma composed of stellate fibroblasts, in a whorled pattern mixed into a back ground of ground substance with or without odontogenic rests.
Collagen fibres were dense and separated by edema and mucenous ground substance.
The ground substance of the stroma is itself composed of water and other non-fibrilar components [20].

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