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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.