ground substance

Definitions of ground substance
  1. noun
    the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded
    synonyms: intercellular substance, matrix
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    type of:
    body substance
    the substance of the body
  2. noun
    the clear nongranular portion of the cytoplasm of a cell
    synonyms: hyaloplasm
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    type of:
    cytol, cytoplasm
    the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
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