- the main, jointed body of a tapeworm
- the attached stage of polyp scyphozoan jellyfishes during which the immature jellyfishes are released by transverse budding
Origin of strobilaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek strobil?, plug of lint twisted into oval shape ; from strobilos: see strobile
A part or structure that buds to form a series of segments, especially:
a. The body of a tapeworm behind the scolex, consisting of a series of proglottids.
b. The stack of disklike segments produced by the polyps of certain jellyfishes, which separates into immature medusae.
Origin of strobilaNew Latin, from Greek strobil&emacron;, twisted plug of lint, from strobilos, pine cone; see strobilus.
From New Latin strobila, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„ÏÎ¿Î²á¼¶Î»Î· (strobilÄ“).