Stroma (animal tissue)

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Stroma (animal tissue)
Prostatehistology.jpg
Prostate under a microscope This image shows the microscopic glands of the prostate
Identifiers
Code TH H2.00.00.0.00003
Anatomical terminology

In animal tissue, stroma (from Greek στρῶμα, meaning “layer, bed, bed covering”) refers to the connective, supportive framework of stromal cells, of various types, of a biological tissue or organ. The stroma in animal tissue is the structural parts, usually contrasted with the parenchyma or functional parts.

Examples include:

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