noun sto·lon \ˈstō-lən, -ˌlän\

Definition of STOLON

a :  a horizontal branch from the base of a plant that produces new plants from buds at its tip or nodes (as in the strawberry) —called also runner
b :  a hypha (as of rhizopus) produced on the surface and connecting a group of conidiophores
:  an extension of the body wall (as of a hydrozoan or bryozoan) that develops buds giving rise to new zooids which usually remain united by the stolon

Illustration of STOLON

Origin of STOLON

New Latin stolon-, stolo, from Latin, branch, sucker; akin to Old English stela stalk, Armenian stełn branch
First Known Use: 1601

Rhymes with STOLON


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