ground substance


noun Biology.

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

n.

  1. 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
  2. hyaloplasm

  1. The intercellular material in which the cells and fibers of connective tissue are embedded, composed largely of glycosaminoglycans, metabolites, water, and ions.
  2. The clear, fluid portion of cytoplasm as distinguished from the organelles and other cell components.

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