- Cell Biology. the supporting framework or matrix of a cell.
- Anatomy. the supporting framework, usually of connective tissue, of an organ, as distinguished from the parenchyma.
- Mycology. (in certain fungi) a compact, somatic mass of fungous tissue, in or on which the fructifications may be developed.
- Botany. the matrix of a chloroplast, containing various molecules and ions.
Origin of stroma
Examples from the Web for stromata
"It is sufficient," he said, pushing the Stromata back into his pocket.The Queen Pedauque
The fifth and sixth books of the "Stromata" turn entirely upon the perfection of gnosticism.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The first passage which he points out is found in the Stromata of Clement of Alexandria.Supernatural Religion, Vol. II. (of III)
Walter Richard Cassels
Stromata, II, 4: "ἐκ δὲ αἰσθήσεως καὶ τοῦ νοῦ ἡ τῆς ἐπιστήμης συνίσταται οὐσία κοινὸν δὲ νοῦ τε καὶ αἰσθήσεως τὸ ἐναργές."The Basis of Early Christian Theism
Lawrence Thomas Cole
But S. Clement, in his Stromata, translates "every man," as "the whole man."Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries
- the gel-like matrix of chloroplasts and certain cells
- the fibrous connective tissue forming the matrix of the mammalian ovary and testis
- a dense mass of hyphae that is produced by certain fungi and gives rise to spore-producing bodies
Word Origin and History for stromata
1832, in anatomy, plural stromae, Modern Latin, from Latin stroma "bed covering," from Greek stroma "anything spread out for lying or sitting on" (see structure (n.)).
- The connective tissue framework of an organ, a gland, or other structure, as distinguished from the tissues performing the special function of the organ or part.
- The spongy and colorless framework of a cell.