strobila


stro·bi·la

noun \strō-ˈbī-lə, ˈstrō-bə-\
plural stro·bi·lae\-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of STROBILA

:  a linear series of similar animal structures (as the proglottids of a tapeworm) produced by budding

Origin of STROBILA

New Latin, from Greek strobilē plug of lint shaped like a pinecone, from strobilos pinecone
First Known Use: circa 1864

stro·bi·la

noun \strō-ˈbī-lə, ˈstrō-bə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural stro·bi·lae \-(ˌ)lē\

Medical Definition of STROBILA

: a linear series of similar animal structures (as the segmented body of a tapeworm) produced by budding
stro·bi·lar \-ˈbī-lər; -bə-lər, -ˌlär\ adjective

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