strobila

A chain of segments, less the scolex and unsegmented neck portion, of a tapeworm; in the monozoic tapeworms (subclass Cestodaria and some members of the subclass Cestoda), it may consist of a single proglottid. [G. stobile, a twist of lint]

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stro·bi·la strō-'bī-lə, 'strō-bə- n, pl -lae -(.)lē a linear series of similar animal structures (as the segmented body of a tapeworm) produced by budding
stro·bi·lar -'bī-lər; -bə-lər, -.lär adj

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n. (pl. strobilae)
the entire chain of segments that make up the body of an adult tapeworm.

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stro·bi·la (stro-biґlə) pl. strobiґlae [L., from Gr. strobilos anything twisted up] 1. the chain of proglottids constituting the bulk of the body of adult tapeworms; considered by some to include the entire body, including the head, neck, and proglottids. 2. The chain of individuals produced by strobilation, such as the series of buds produced at the oral end of the body of certain jellyfish, which during the process of formation somewhat resemble a pile of plates; each bud is released to form an immature, free-swimming jellyfish.

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  • Strobila — Stro*bi la, n.; pl. {Strobil[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? anything twisted, a pine cone.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A form of the larva of certain Discophora in a state of development succeeding the scyphistoma. The body of the strobila becomes elongated, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strobĭla — Strobĭla, s. Bandwürmer, S. 328, Akalephen, Medusen und Text zu den Tafeln »Entwickelungsgeschichte 1–111«, S. II …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Strobila — Strobĭla, s. Lappenquallen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • strobila — [strō bī′lə] n. pl. strobilae [strō bī′lē] [ModL < Gr strobilē, plug of lint twisted into oval shape < strobilos: see STROBILE] Zool. 1. the main, jointed body of a tapeworm 2. the attached stage of polyp scyphozoan jellyfishes during which …   English World dictionary

  • strobila — noun (plural strobilae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek strobilē plug of lint shaped like a pinecone, from strobilos pinecone Date: circa 1864 a linear series of similar animal structures (as the proglottids of a tapeworm) produced by budding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strobila — n.; pl. lae [Gr. strobilos, anything twisted, pine cone] 1. An organism, or stage of an organism, from which successive annular disc embryos bud off. 2. (CNIDARIA: Scyphozoa) A scyphistoma larva of a jellyfish consisting of ephyrae. 3.… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • strobila — /stroh buy leuh/, n., pl. strobilae / lee/. Zool. 1. the body of a tapeworm exclusive of the head and neck region. Cf. scolex. 2. the chain of segments of the larva of a jellyfish in the class Scyphozoa, each segment of which gives rise to a free …   Universalium

  • strobila — noun /stɹəʊˈbaɪlə/ The jointed series of segments of the body of a tapeworm, posterior to the unjointed collum …   Wiktionary

  • strobila — n. main body of a tapeworm; stage in the development of certain jellyfish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strobila — stro·bi·la …   English syllables

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