Definition of Ground substance
1. Noun. The body substance in which tissue cells are embedded.
Generic synonyms: Body Substance
Group relationships: Bone, Os, Connective Tissue, Cartilage, Gristle
2. Noun. The clear nongranular portion of the cytoplasm of a cell.
Medical Definition of Ground substance
1. The amorphous material in which structural elements occur; in connective tissue, it is composed of proteoglycans, plasma constituents, metabolites, water, and ions present between cells and fibres. Synonym: substantia fundamentalis. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Ground substance
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1. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1901)
"While Nissl himself lays great stress upon (Jit- significance of the stainable substance, he grants that the non--tainable substance, or ground substance,! ..."
2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1873)
"He gives it as his opinion that the ground-substance is in reality uniform in nature throughout, and that the bright bands which cross it are due to an ..."
3. General Physiology: An Outline of the Science of Life by Max Verworn (1899)
"The Ground-substance of Protoplasm As already noted, the ground-substance of protoplasm, in which the granules, etc., are embedded, appears upon superficial ..."
4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The ground-substance, matrix, or intercellular substance of the connective F'g- 55- ... The ground-substance of connective tissue appears to contain mucin. ..."