from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A part or structure that buds to form a series of segments, as the main body part of a tapeworm or the polyp stage in certain jellyfish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The jointed series of segments of the body of a tapeworm, posterior to the unjointed collum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A form of the larva of certain Discophora in a state of development succeeding the scyphistoma. The body of the strobila becomes elongated, and subdivides transversely into a series of lobate segments which eventually become ephyræ, or young medusæ.
- n. A mature tapeworm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology: In Hydrozoa, a stage in the development of a discophoran, supervening upon the scyphistoma or hydra-tuba stage by the development of ephyræ, and before these become detached from one another and from the stalk upon which they grow. See ephyra, 1, and scyphistoma.
- n. In Vermes, a segmented tapeworm; the chain of zooids formed by a scolex and the proglottides which have successively budded from it.
- n. [capitalized] A supposed genus of acalephs, based on the strobiliform stage of certain hydrozoans.
- n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of lepidopterous insects.
New Latin, from Greek strobilē, twisted plug of lint, from strobilos, pine cone; see strobilus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin strobila, from Ancient Greek στροβἶλη (strobilē). (Wiktionary)