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 subdivides transversely into a series of lobate segments which eventually become ephyr[ae], or young medus[ae]. (b) A mature tapeworm. [1913 Webster]

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

  • Стробила (Strobila, Множ. Strobilae) — цепочка сегментов, образующих тело взрослого ленточного червя. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • 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

  • neck — n. [A.S. hnecca, neck] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The slender connecting structure between head and thorax where the head is free. 2. (MOLLUSCA) Distal part of the base of a siphonostomatous shell, starting where outline of left side changes from… …   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 — 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

  • СТРОБИЛА — (strobila, множ. strobilae) цепочка сегментов, образующих тело взрослого ленточного червя …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • strobila — n.; pl. strobilae the entire chain of segments that make up the body of an adult tapeworm …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • 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 — n. (pl. strobilae) 1 a chain of proglottids in a tapeworm. 2 a sessile polyp like form which divides horizontally to produce jellyfish larvae. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk strobile twisted lint plug f. strepho twist …   Useful english dictionary

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