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noun Biology.
Also called matrix. the homogeneous substance in which the fibers and cells of connective tissue are embedded.
Also called hyaloplasm. the clear portion of the cell cytoplasm; cytosol.
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Origin of ground substance

First recorded in 1880–85
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Scientific definitions for ground substance

ground substance

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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