noun, plural stro·ma·ta [stroh-muh-tuh] /ˈstroʊ mə tə/.
Origin of stroma
Examples from the Web for stroma
Towards the end of the year, shortly stipitate spores appear on their stroma, which do not fall off.
Perithecia carbonous, forming several stratose layers, imbedded in the stroma in the depressions.
A perithecium, or cell excavated in the stroma which fulfils the functions of a perithecium, is always present.
The stroma ingrowths form the most important feature of the stage.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
The mucous and colloid cancers are those whose alveolar contents or stroma have undergone a mucous or colloid degeneration.
British Dictionary definitions for stroma
noun plural -mata (-mətə) biology
Word Origin for stroma
Word Origin and History for stroma
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.)).