Definitions of matrix

  1. the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded
  2. mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface
  3. the formative tissue at the base of a nail
  4. a rectangular array of elements ( or entries) set out by rows and columns
  5. The womb.
  6. The cavity in which anything is formed, and which gives it shape; a die; a mold, as for the face of a type.
  7. The earthy or stony substance in which metallic ores or crystallized minerals are found; the gangue.
  8. The five simple colors, black, white, blue, red, and yellow, of which all the rest are composed.
  9. The lifeless portion of tissue, either animal or vegetable, situated between the cells; the intercellular substance.
  10. A rectangular arrangement of symbols in rows and columns. The symbols may express quantities or operations.
  11. The womb; that which gives form, origin, or foundation to anything inclosed or embedded in it; a die or mold; the rock in which a fossil or mineral is embedded.
  12. The cavity in which an animal is formed before its birth, the womb: the cavity in which anything is formed, a mould: ( mining) substances in which minerals are found imbedded: ( dyeing) the five simple colors ( black, white, blue, red, and yellow) from which all the others are formed:- pl. MATRICES.
  13. A mold; the womb.
  14. The womb; the cavity in which anything is formed; a mould; the substance in which a mineral is embedded; the five simple colours, black, white, blue, red, and yellow, from which the others are combined.
  15. The womb; the hollow or cavity in which any thing is formed or cast; a mould; in dyeing, the five colours, black, white, blue, red, and yellow; in geol., the rock or main substance in which a crystal, mineral, or fossil is embedded.
  16. The ground substance of connective tissue; the part beneath the body and root of the nail; the uterus; the body upon which a Lichen or Fungus grows.
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