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stro•ma



Pronunciation: (strō'mu), [key]
n.,
pl. -ma•taPronunciation: (-mu-tu). [key]

1. Cell Biol.the supporting framework or matrix of a cell.
2. Anat.the supporting framework, usually of connective tissue, of an organ, as distinguished from the parenchyma.
3. Mycol.(in certain fungi) a compact, somatic mass of fungous tissue, in or on which the fructifications may be developed.
4. Bot.the matrix of a chloroplast, containing various molecules and ions.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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