stroma

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(strō′mă)
(strō′mă-tă)
pl. stromata [Gr. strōma, stem strōmat-, bed covering]

1. The tissues that support the foundations of an organ as opposed to the functional parts of an organ (the parenchyma).
SEE: parenchyma
2. The membranous lipid-protein framework within a red blood cell to which hemoglobin molecules are attached.
stromalstromatic (strō′măl) (strō-mat′ik), adj.

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