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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strobila was circa 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Strobila.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strobila. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

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