Stroma definition

strōmə
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The connective tissue framework of an organ, gland, or other structure, as distinguished from the tissues performing the special function of the organ or part.
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The spongy, colorless framework of a red blood cell or other cell.
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The colorless semiliquid material inside a chloroplast, in which the thylakoid membranes are embedded and where the dark reactions of photosynthesis occur.
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A dense mass of fungal hyphae on or in which reproductive structures develop.
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(bot.) In some fungi, a cushionlike mass of hyphae, frequently having fruiting bodies embedded in it.
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The connective tissue forming the framework or matrix of an organ or part.
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The colorless framework of a red blood corpuscle or other cell.
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The connective tissue framework of an organ, gland, or other structure, as distinguished from the tissues performing the special function of the organ or part.
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The spongy, colorless framework of a red blood cell or other cell.
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The colorless semiliquid material inside a chloroplast, in which the thylakoid membranes are embedded and where the dark reactions of photosynthesis occur.
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A dense mass of fungal hyphae on or in which reproductive structures develop.
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(anatomy) The tissue structure of an organ, etc., that serves to support it.
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An island of the northern coast of Scotland.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stroma
Plural:
stromata

Origin of stroma

  • Late Latin strōma mattress, covering from Greek bed ster-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin stromat- (“bed covering"), from Ancient Greek στρώμα (strōma, “bed"), from στόρνυμι (stornymi, “to stretch out")

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old Norse

    From Wiktionary