strobilation

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

Definition of strobilation

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

First Known Use of strobilation

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strobilation

New Latin strobila

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strobilation

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

Medical Definition of strobilation

: 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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