stolon

noun sto·lon \ ˈstō-lən , -ˌlän \

Definition of stolon

1 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
2 : 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

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Origin and Etymology of stolon

New Latin stolon-, stolo, from Latin, branch, sucker; akin to Old English stela stalk, Armenian stełn branch



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