stroma

noun stro·ma \ ˈstrō-mə \
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018

Definition of stroma

plural stromata play \ˈstrō-mə-tə\
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 (such as a red blood cell)

stromal

play \ˈstrō-məl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of stroma

New Latin stromat-, stroma, from Latin, bed covering, from Greek strōmat-, strōma, from stornynai to spread out — more at strew


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stroma

noun stro·ma \ ˈstrō-mə \

medical Definition of stroma

plural stromata play \-mət-ə\
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)

stromal

play \-məl\ adjective

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