noun, plural stromata
[stroh-muh-tuh] /ˈstroʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA)
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.
noun (biology) (pl) -mata (-mətə)
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
stroma stro·ma (strō’mə)
n. pl. stro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
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.
stro·mat’ic (-māt’ĭk) adj.
noun, Computers. 1. the design and coding of programs by a methodology (top-down) that successively breaks problems into smaller, nested subunits.
[struhk-cher-lis] /ˈstrʌk tʃər lɪs/ adjective 1. without structure, organization, or arrangement; formless.
- Structure of management information
(SMI) The rules used to define the objects that can be accessed via a network management protocol. This protocol is defined in STD 16, RFC 1155. See also Management Information Base. (1994-11-14)
noun 1. mode of building, construction, or organization; arrangement of parts, elements, or constituents: a pyramidal structure. 2. something built or constructed, as a building, bridge, or dam. 3. a complex system considered from the point of view of the whole rather than of any single part: the structure of modern science. 4. anything composed […]