- Bot. a creeping stem that lies on or above the soil surface and bears foliage leaves, as in the strawberry or creeping bent grass
- Zool. a stemlike, cylindrical structure, as in certain hydroids and tunicates, giving rise to buds from which new individuals grow
Origin: ModL stolo (gen. stolonis) from L, a shoot, twig, scion: for Indo-European base see still
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- Botany A shoot that bends to the ground or that grows horizontally above the ground and produces roots and shoots at the nodes.
- Zoology A stemlike structure of certain colonial organisms from which new individuals arise by budding.
Origin: Latin stolō, stolōn-, shoot; see stel- in Indo-European roots.
- stoˈlon·ateˌ adjective
stolon - Science Definition
- Botany See runner.
- Zoology A stemlike structure of certain colonial organisms, such as hydroids, from which new individuals arise by budding.
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