Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • In many cases the terminal proglottid packed with eggs breaks away from the strobila and is freed within the feces

    Platyhelminthes

  • The strobila consists of linearly arranged sectional segments called proglottids.

    Platyhelminthes

  • Behind the scolex is the narrow neck which is proliferative (produces all each segment) and gives rise to the body segments called strobila.

    Platyhelminthes

  • A medusa begets a ciliated larva, the larva begets a polyp, the polyp begets a strobila, and the strobila begets a medusa again; the cycle of reproduction being completed in the fourth generation.

    Life and Habit

  • But in the case of the strobila we say that it is not changed, but dies, and is no part of the personality of the medusa.

    Life and Habit

  • After attatchment to the inside of the intestine the tapeworm starts producing proglottids and the strobila (the bulk of the tapeworm's body) forms.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • [2] They are made up of a knoblike head or scolex (where most of the sensory organs are located-cephalization), a short, unsegmented neck following the scolex, and multiple flat, rectangular body segments or proglottids forms the strobila.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • [2] They are made up of a knob-like head or scolex (where most of the sensory organs are located-cephalization), a short, unsegmented neck following the scolex, and multiple flat, rectangular body segments or proglottids forms the strobila.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • After attachment to the inside of the intestine the tapeworm starts producing proglottids and the strobila (the bulk of the tapeworm's body) forms.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • (I’m sort of embarrassed for not knowing this literary term). proglottidean From proglottid, each segment in the strobila of a tapeworm containing a complete, sexually mature reproductive system.

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