ground substance

noun

Definition of ground substance

: a more or less homogeneous matrix in which the specific differentiated elements of a system are suspended:
a : the intercellular substance of tissues
b : cytosol

First Known Use of ground substance

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ground substance was in 1882

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“Ground substance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground%20substance. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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ground substance

noun

Medical Definition of ground substance

: a more or less homogeneous matrix that forms the background in which the specific differentiated elements of a system are suspended:
a : the intercellular substance of tissues
b : cytosol

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