stroma


stro·ma

noun \ˈstrō-mə\
plural stro·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of STROMA

1
a :  a compact mass of fungal hyphae producing perithecia or pycnidia
b :  the colorless proteinaceous matrix of a chloroplast in which the chlorophyll-containing lamellae are embedded
2
a :  the supporting framework of an animal organ typically consisting of connective tissue
b :  the spongy protoplasmic framework of some cells (as a red blood cell)
stro·mal \-məl\ adjective

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

Rhymes with STROMA

stro·ma

noun \ˈstrō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural stro·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of STROMA

1
: the supporting framework of an animal organ typically consisting of connective tissue
2
: the spongy protoplasmic framework of some cells (as a red blood cell)
stro·mal \-məl\ adjective

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