Strobilation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Strobilation (Zoöl) The act or phenomenon of spontaneously dividing transversely, as do certain species of annelids and helminths; transverse fission. See Illust. under Syllidian.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strobilation Formation or production of strobiles; metameric division of a scyphistoma or hydra tuba into medusæ.
    • n strobilation Gemmation of the successive links or joints of a tapeworm; also, the transverse fission of various worms.
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Usage

In literature:

Strobiles (cones) of spruce, 69.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
Fertile flowers in a short catkin, head, or strobile.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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