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 for Indifferent tissue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indifferent \In*dif"fer*ent\, a. [F. indiff['e]rent, L.
     indifferens. See In- not, and Different.]
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     1. Not making a difference; having no influence or
        preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern,
        or attention; of no account; without significance or
        importance.
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              Dangers are to me indifferent.        --Shak.
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              Everything in the world is indifferent but sin.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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              His slightest and most indifferent acts . . . were
              odious in the clergyman's sight.      --Hawthorne.
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     2. Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state
        or quality; passable; mediocre.
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              The staterooms are in indifferent order. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     3. Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to
        another; neutral; impartial.
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              Indifferent in his choice to sleep or die.
                                                    --Addison.
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     4. Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting
        anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless;
        as, to be indifferent to the welfare of one's family.
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              It was a law of Solon, that any person who, in the
              civil commotions of the republic, remained neuter,
              or an indifferent spectator of the contending
              parties, should be condemned to perpetual
              banishment.                           --Addison.
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     5. (Law) Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased;
        disinterested.
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              In choice of committees for ripening business for
              the counsel, it is better to choose indifferent
              persons than to make an indifferency by putting in
              those that are strong on both sides.  --Bacon.
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     Indifferent tissue (Anat.), the primitive, embryonic,
        undifferentiated tissue, before conversion into
        connective, muscular, nervous, or other definite tissue.
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