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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The tissue of a plant other than the epidermis, periderm, and vascular tissues, consisting primarily of collenchyma, parenchyma, and sclerenchyma. Cortex and pith are types of ground tissue.

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  • noun botany The basic supportive tissues in plants.

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ground +‎ tissue

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