Stroma (animal tissue)

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

In animal tissue, stroma (from Greek στρῶμα, meaning “layer, bed, bed covering”) is the part of a tissue or organ that has a connective and structural role. The other part is the parenchyma, which is the cells that perform the function of the tissue or organ. Stroma is made of various types of stromal cells.

Examples of stroma include:

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