Origin of ground substance
First recorded in 1880–85
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All these tissues consist of a ground-substance, or matrix, cells, and fibers.
The ground-substance is in small amount in connective tissues proper, and is obscured by a mass of fibers.
- The amorphous intercellular material in which the cells and fibers of connective tissue are embedded, composed of proteoglycans, plasma constituents, metabolites, water, and ions present between cells and fibers.matrix
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- The intercellular material in which the cells and fibers of connective tissue are embedded, composed largely of glycosaminoglycans, metabolites, water, and ions.
- The clear, fluid portion of cytoplasm as distinguished from the organelles and other cell components.
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