stroma

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noun stro·ma \ˈstrō-mə\

Definition of stroma

plural

stromata

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  1. 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

  2. 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)

stromal

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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


First Known Use: circa 1832


Medical Dictionary

stroma

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noun stro·ma \ˈstrō-mə\

Medical Definition of stroma

plural

stromata

\-mət-ə\play
  1. 1:  the supporting framework of an animal organ typically consisting of connective tissue

  2. 2:  the spongy protoplasmic framework of some cells (as a red blood cell)

stromal

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