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strobilus

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noun stro·bi·lus \strō-ˈbī-ləs, ˈstrō-bə-\

Definition of strobilus

plural

strobili

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  1. 1 :  an aggregation of sporophylls resembling a cone (as in the club mosses and horsetails)

  2. 2 :  the cone of a gymnosperm



Origin and Etymology of strobilus

New Latin, from Late Latin, pinecone, from Greek strobilos twisted object, top, pinecone, from strobos action of whirling; akin to Greek strephein to twist


First Known Use: 1771


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