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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stroma \Stro"ma\, n.; pl. Stromata. [L., a bed covering, Gr. ? a couch or bed.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The connective tissue or supporting framework of an organ; as, the stroma of the kidney. (b) The spongy, colorless framework of a red blood corpuscle or other cell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A layer or mass of cellular tissue, especially that part of the thallus of certain fungi which incloses the perithecia. [1913 Webster]