Definition of Stroma

1. Noun. A mass of fungal tissue that has spore-bearing structures embedded in it or on it.

Generic synonyms: Plant Tissue



2. Noun. The dense colorless framework of a chloroplast.
Generic synonyms: Plant Tissue

3. Noun. The supporting tissue of an organ (as opposed to parenchyma).
Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue

Definition of Stroma

1. n. The connective tissue or supporting framework of an organ; as, the stroma of the kidney.

Definition of Stroma

1. Noun. (anatomy) the tissue structure of an organ, etc., that serves to support it ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stroma

1. the substance that forms the framework of an organ or cell [n -MATA] : STROMAL [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stroma

stroker
strokers
strokes
strokesman
strokesmen
stroking
strokings
stroll
strolled
stroller
strollerobics
strollers
strolling
strollingly
strolls
stroma (current term)
stromal
stromata
stromateid
stromateid fish
stromatic
stromatolite
stromatolites
stromatolith
stromatoliths
stromatolitic
stromatology
stromatoporoid
stromb
strombite

Literary usage of Stroma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"The structure of the tumor and the remarkable way in which the stroma has invaded from the mucosal to the serosal surface of the growth, suggests an active ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"In the scanty stroma are numerous lymph-spaces, the lymph from these being collected into lymphatic vessels which in part leave the kidney by the hilus ..."

3. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1888)
"In the nucleated red corpuscles of the lower vertebrata this differentiated stroma, though forming the chief part of the cell body around the nucleus, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The stroma — substantia propria — comprises about 90 per cent of the cornea. It is made up of connective tissue lamella;, running There are four principal ..."

5. The Fungi which Cause Plant Disease by Frank Lincoln Stevens (1913)
"Cells of the spores not separating in the ascus stroma ... Spores 3 to many-celled stroma bright or dark colored, not conidia-bearing 31. ..."

6. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"In the scanty stroma are numerous lymph-spaces, the lymph from these being collected into lymphatic vessels which in part leave the kidney by the hilus ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1879)
"The stroma itself consists of— 1. Globulin. 3. An albuminoid body, containing phosphorus; soluble in dilute soda, insoluble in dilute acid, and insoluble by ..."

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