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.
ground substance n.
[ground-swel] /ˈgraʊndˌswɛl/ noun 1. a broad, deep or rolling of the sea, due to a distant storm or gale. 2. any surge of support, approval, or enthusiasm, especially among the general public: a groundswell of political support for the governor. /ˈɡraʊndˌswɛl/ noun 1. a considerable swell of the sea, often caused by a distant storm […]
noun, Nautical. 1. equipment, as anchors, chains, or windlasses, for mooring a vessel away from a pier or other fixed moorings.
- Ground tissue
ground tissue The tissue of a plant other than the epidermis, periderm, and vascular tissues, consisting primarily of parenchyma, and (in lesser amounts) of collenchyma and sclerenchyma. Cortex and pith are subtypes of ground tissue.
[ground-too-air] /ˈgraʊnd tuˈɛər/ adjective, adverb 1. .