noun (plural strobili) Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin, pinecone, from Greek strobilos twisted object, top, pinecone, from strobos action of whirling; akin to Greek strephein to twist Date: 1771 1. an aggregation of sporophylls resembling a cone (as in the club mosses and horsetails) 2. the cone of a gymnosperm

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  • Strobĭlus — Strobĭlus, Zapfen, s. Blüthenstand D) b) bb) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Strobĭlus — (lat.), der Zapfen der Koniferen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Strobilus —   [lateinisch »Zirbelnuss«], Botanik: Zapfen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • STROBILUS — Graece ςτρόβυλος seu ςτροβύλιον, proprie pineam nucem siguificat, qualem in insignibus suis Augustam Vindelicorum praeferre, ex Velsero diximus, suô locô: ob similitudinem, Inauris genus, gestamen ex auro Barbarorum quorundam. Ideo Beatus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • strobilus — [strō bī′ləs] n. pl. strobili [strō bī′lī΄] [ModL < LL: see STROBILE] 1. CONE (n. 3) 2. STROBILA (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Strobilus — A strobilus (plural strobili) is an organ of many plants that contains the reproductive structures. Strobili are ordinarily called cones in many of these groups. Strobili are characterized by a central axis (anatomically a stem) surrounded by… …   Wikipedia

  • strobilus —   , plural strobili.   Reproductive structure of gymnosperms and some cryptogams such as Selaginella; organized collection of sporophylls on a central axis.   See also cone, megasporangiate strobilus, microsporangiate strobilus …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • strobilus — /stroh buy leuhs/, n., pl. strobili / luy/. Bot. 1. a reproductive structure characterized by overlapping scalelike parts, as a pine cone or the fruit of the hop. 2. a conelike structure composed of sporophylls, as of the club mosses and… …   Universalium

  • Strobilus — Stro|bi|lus der; , <aus nlat. strobilus »Fruchtzapfen«, dies aus gr. stróbilos »Kreisel«> Zapfen (bei Nadelhölzern; Bot.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • strobilus — stro•bi•lus [[t]stroʊˈbaɪ ləs[/t]] also stro•bile [[t]ˈstroʊ baɪl, bɪl[/t]] n. pl. bi•li( bī′lī) also biles. 1) bot (boi pln) a reproductive structure characterized by overlapping scalelike parts, as a pine cone or the fruit of the hop 2) bot… …   From formal English to slang

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