Strobile : Definition

Strobile

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Definitions of Strobile

Pronunciation : Strob"ile
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. strobilus a pine cone, Gr. strobole.] [Written also strobil.]
Definition : 1. (Bot.)

Defn: A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, as the hop or pine; a cone. See Cone, n., 3.

2. (Biol.)

Defn: An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, as the tapeworm, -- one of the forms that occur in metagenesis.

3. (Zoöl.)

Defn: Same as Strobila.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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