Pronunciation: stro'ma, stro'ma-ta
- The framework, usually of connective tissue, of an organ, gland, or other structure, as distinguished from the parenchyma or specific substance of the part.
- Aqueous phase of chloroplasts, chloroplast matrix.
- Archaic term for mitochondrial matrix.
- IN fungi, a mass of interwoven hyphae; it is here that fruiting bodies develop.
[G. stroma, bed]
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