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the chain of proglottids constituting the bulk of the body of adult tapeworms, sometimes considered to constitute the entire body, including the head, neck, and proglottids.
A chain of segments, less the scolex and unsegmented neck portion, of a tapeworm; in the monozoic tapeworms (subclass Cestodaria and some members of the subclass Cestoda), it may consist of a single proglottid.
[G. stobilē, a twist of lint]
n. pl. strobi·lae (-lē)
A part or structure that buds to form a series of segments, especially:
a. The body of a tapeworm behind the scolex, consisting of a series of proglottids.
b. The stack of disklike segments produced by the polyps of certain jellyfishes, which separates into immature medusae.
stro·bi·la, pl. strobilae (strō-bī'lă, -lē)
A chain of segments, less the scolex and unsegmented neck portion, of a tapeworm.
[G. strobilē, a twist of lint]