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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: strat'um, ta; stra'tum; ti


One of the layers of differentiated tissue, the aggregate of which forms any given structure, such as the retina or the skin.

[L. sterno, pp. stratus, to spread out, strew, ntr. of pp. as noun, stratum, a bed cover, layer]

See Also: lamina, layer

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