Skip to Content


Pronunciation: stro'ma, stro'ma-ta


  1. The framework, usually of connective tissue, of an organ, gland, or other structure, as distinguished from the parenchyma or specific substance of the part.
  2. Aqueous phase of chloroplasts, chloroplast matrix.
  3. Archaic term for mitochondrial matrix.
  4. IN fungi, a mass of interwoven hyphae; it is here that fruiting bodies develop.

[G. stroma, bed]

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.