Meaning of stroma


Pronunciation: (strō'mu), [key]
— pl. -ma•ta
  1. the supporting framework or matrix of a cell.
  2. the supporting framework, usually of connective tissue, of an organ, as distinguished from the parenchyma.
  3. (in certain fungi) a compact, somatic mass of fungous tissue, in or on which the fructifications may be developed.
  4. the matrix of a chloroplast, containing various molecules and ions.
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