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”) refers to the connective, supportive framework of a biological cell, tissue, or organ. The stroma in animal tissue is contrasted with the parenchyma.

Examples include:

Stromal cells are the non-tumor cells in tumors.

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