Origin of strobilefrom French or LL: French from Late Latin strobilus from Classical Greek strobilos, anything twisted, pine cone from base of strephein, to twist: see strophe
- (botany) A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, such as the hop or pine; a cone.
- (biology) An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, such as the tapeworm; one of the forms that occur in metagenesis.
- (zoology) A strobila or jointed segment.
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