Strobila



noun, plural strobilae
[stroh-bahy-lee] /stroʊˈbaɪ li/ (Show IPA). Zoology.
1.
the body of a tapeworm exclusive of the head and neck region.
Compare 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-swimming medusa.
noun (pl) -bilae (-bɪliː)
1.
the body of a tapeworm, consisting of a string of similar segments (proglottides)
2.
a less common name for scyphistoma

strobila stro·bi·la (strō-bī’lə)
n. pl. stro·bi·lae (-lē)
The segmented main body part of the adult tapeworm.

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