strobila

noun
stro·​bi·​la | \ strō-ˈbī-lə How to pronounce strobila (audio) , ˈstrō-bə- \
plural strobilae\ strō-​ˈbī-​(ˌ)lē How to pronounce strobila (audio) , ˈstrō-​bə-​ \

Definition of strobila

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

First Known Use of strobila

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strobila

New Latin, from Greek strobilē plug of lint shaped like a pine cone, from strobilos pine cone

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“Strobila.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strobila. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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strobila

noun
stro·​bi·​la | \ strō-ˈbī-lə How to pronounce strobila (audio) , ˈstrō-bə- How to pronounce strobila (audio) \
plural strobilae\ -​(ˌ)lē How to pronounce strobila (audio) \

Medical Definition of strobila

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

Other Words from strobila

strobilar \ -​ˈbī-​lər; -​bə-​lər How to pronounce strobila (audio) , -​ˌlär How to pronounce strobila (audio) \ adjective

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