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1. The intercellular material in which the cells and fibers of connective tissue are embedded. Also called matrix.
2. See hyaloplasm.
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1. Also called matrix. the substance in which tissue, cells, and intercellular structures are embedded or suspended.
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|Noun||1.||ground substance - the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded|
body substance - the substance of the body
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
|2.||ground substance - the clear nongranular portion of the cytoplasm of a cell|
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n. sustancia fundamental que llena los espacios intercelulares de los huesos, cartílagos y tejido fibroso.
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