noun, plural stro·ma·ta [stroh-muh-tuh] /ˈstroʊ mə tə/.
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As the disease progresses, the stroma of the iris atrophies and contracts.Glaucoma
The perithecia are arranged in a circle neat the apex of the stroma.
It is formed of a core of stroma and a covering of epithelium.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
The stroma is generally scanty and rich in cells, but it may be abundant.
Both are a collection of cells diverse in form, multipolar, and maintained by a conjunctive pellicule (stroma).The Mind and the Brain
noun plural -mata (-mətə) biology
Word Origin 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.)).