- 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 strobilē twisted plug of lint from strobilos pine cone ; see strobilus .
From New Latin strobila, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„ÏÎ¿Î²á¼¶Î»Î· (strobilÄ“).