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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Biological tissue consists of cells and intercellular substance. The cells themselves are complex formations, consisting of many elements found in a protein substance bounded by cellular membranes (see Fig.
Microscopically, chordomas consist of nests or cords of physaliphorous cells separated by fibrous tissue septa and mucoid intercellular substance. These cells have a vacuolated eosinophilic cytoplasm.
He was known for contributions in pathology of infectious diseases, and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies (see article on "Intercellular Substance in Experimental Scorbutus" that follows).