What does stroma mean? Stroma is the connective tissue just below the surface of an organ. It is a special type of tissue that helps hold the other parts of the organ together. Stroma is made up of cells that give the tissue its strength and shape. Many of these cells are called fibroblasts and …
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What does desmoplasia mean? Desmoplasia is an abnormal tissue reaction caused by specialized connective tissue called stroma coming into contact with cancer cells. When examined under the microscope, desmoplasia often looks light blue. Long thin support cells called fibroblasts may also be seen. Another word that means the same thing as desmoplasia is desmoplastic. This …
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