Definition of stroma
plural stromata play \-mə-tə\
1a : a compact mass of fungal hyphae producing perithecia or pycnidiab : the colorless proteinaceous matrix of a chloroplast in which the chlorophyll-containing lamellae are embedded
2a : the supporting framework of an animal organ typically consisting of connective tissueb : the spongy protoplasmic framework of some cells (as a red blood cell)
Origin of stroma
New Latin stromat-, stroma, from Latin, bed covering, from Greek strōmat-, strōma, from stornynai to spread out — more at strew
First Known Use: circa 1832
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