n.; pl. -lae [Gr. strobilos, anything twisted, pine cone]
1. An organism, or stage of an organism, from which successive annular disc embryos bud off.
2. (CNIDARIA: Scyphozoa)
A scyphistoma larva of a jellyfish consisting of ephyrae.
A tapeworm, consisting of scolex, \'neck\', immature, mature and usually gravid proglottids.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Strobila — Stro*bi la, n.; pl. {Strobil[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? anything twisted, a pine cone.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A form of the larva of certain Discophora in a state of development succeeding the scyphistoma. The body of the strobila becomes elongated, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strobĭla — Strobĭla, s. Bandwürmer, S. 328, Akalephen, Medusen und Text zu den Tafeln »Entwickelungsgeschichte 1–111«, S. II …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Strobila — Strobĭla, s. Lappenquallen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • strobila — [strō bī′lə] n. pl. strobilae [strō bī′lē] [ModL < Gr strobilē, plug of lint twisted into oval shape < strobilos: see STROBILE] Zool. 1. the main, jointed body of a tapeworm 2. the attached stage of polyp scyphozoan jellyfishes during which …   English World dictionary

  • strobila — noun (plural strobilae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek strobilē plug of lint shaped like a pinecone, from strobilos pinecone Date: circa 1864 a linear series of similar animal structures (as the proglottids of a tapeworm) produced by budding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strobila — /stroh buy leuh/, n., pl. strobilae / lee/. Zool. 1. the body of a tapeworm exclusive of the head and neck region. Cf. scolex. 2. the chain of segments of the larva of a jellyfish in the class Scyphozoa, each segment of which gives rise to a free …   Universalium

  • strobila — noun /stɹəʊˈbaɪlə/ The jointed series of segments of the body of a tapeworm, posterior to the unjointed collum …   Wiktionary

  • strobila — A chain of segments, less the scolex and unsegmented neck portion, of a tapeworm; in the monozoic tapeworms (subclass Cestodaria and some members of the subclass Cestoda), it may consist of a single proglottid. [G. stobile, a twist of lint] * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • strobila — n. main body of a tapeworm; stage in the development of certain jellyfish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strobila — stro·bi·la …   English syllables