/strəˈbaɪlə/ (say struh'buyluh)

a segmented structure produced by transverse fission, such as the entire body of a tapeworm, or in jellyfish a body in the process of division so as to produce other jellyfish.
{New Latin, from Greek strobilē plug of lint twisted into the shape of a fir cone}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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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 — 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] * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • 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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