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Stroma can refer to:

  1. The connective supportive framework of a biological cell, tissue, or organ.
  2. The fluid filled area of a chloroplast outside of the thylakoid membranes. The light-independent reactions (Calvin Cycle and Carbon fixation) of photosynthesis take place here.
  3. Non-tumor cells (stromal cells) in tumors.

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Stroma definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms (149 words)
Stroma: The supportive framework of an organ (or gland or other structure), usually composed of connective tissue.
The stroma is distinct from the parenchyma, which consists of the key functional elements of that organ.
The stroma of the thyroid gland is the connective tissue that supports the lobules and follicles of the thyroid gland.
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