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See also: Strobilus
Borrowed from Ancient Greek στρόβιλος (stróbilos). According to Liddell and Scott, 8th ed. 1882: of various meanings such as a pine-cone, something screwed up into a lump like a pine-cone, a pine tree and more.
strobilus (plural strobili)
- (botany) A cone-shaped fruiting body in general
- (botany) More particularly a more-or-less cone-shaped fruiting body of any of various gymnosperms and vascular sporophytes. According to source and context it might refer to a structure bearing either seeds or spores, that might or might not be seen as an infructescence; usage has varied arbitrarily among authors during the last two centuries.
- (zoology) A layered reproductive stage in jellyfish, in which the swimming medusa form is produced.
zoology: a layered reproductive stage in jellyfish