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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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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