intercellular substance

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Noun1.intercellular 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
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Histologically, these tumours show a scant, loosely cellular proliferation consisting of stellate or spindle-shaped cells with a prominent mucoid intercellular substance.
Our data suggest that they consist of a highly complex intercellular substance - perhaps a carbohydrate or protein mixture.
It is also said that TPNa will increase some intercellular substances thus preventing dry skin.