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white substance

white substance in Medicine

white substance n.
See white matter.

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  • He was surveying the action of the white substance and judging the time of the process by it.

    Raiders Invisible Desmond Winter Hall
  • white substance, cut into, and filled with black, and dark-green.

    Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin
  • As usual, these decorations are engraved and filled with a white substance.

    Troy and its Remains Henry (Heinrich) Schliemann
  • But these cars, a dozen in number, contained a white substance which steamed.

    The Image and the Likeness John Scott Campbell
  • He wrote something with a white substance on a piece of paper.

    Cheerfulness as a Life Power Orison Swett Marden
  • Some white substance filled the whole interior when I looked in.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • Barium sulphate is a white substance insoluble in water and in acids, and is the source of most of the barium compounds.

  • Thus when a white substance turns green, the white color is not merely separated from its substance but ceases to exist.

  • From some of the pans we see coolies lifting big lumps of a white substance that looks like very heavy dough.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
  • The amount of the white substance is also greatly in excess of the other material.

    A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene Joseph Chrisman Hutchison

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