Strobile

Strob"ile

(?), n. [L. strobilus a pine cone, Gr. : cf. F. strobole.]
[Written also strobil.]
1. (Bot.) A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, as the hop or pine; a cone. See Cone, n., 3.
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2. (Biol.) An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, as the tapeworm, -- one of the forms that occur in metagenesis.
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3. (Zol.) Same as Strobila.
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