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strobilation

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noun stro·bi·la·tion \ˌstrō-bə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of strobilation

  1. :  asexual reproduction (as in various coelenterates and tapeworms) by transverse division of the body into segments which develop into separate individuals, zooids, or proglottids



Origin and Etymology of strobilation

New Latin strobila


First Known Use: 1878


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strobilation

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noun stro·bi·la·tion \ˌstrō-bə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of strobilation

  1. :  asexual reproduction by transverse division of the body into segments which develop into separate individuals, zooids, or proglottids in many coelenterates and worms




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