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strobila

 [stro-bi´lah]
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.

stro·bi·la

, pl.

stro·bi·lae

(strō'bi-lă, -lē),
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]

strobila

/stro·bi·la/ (stro-bi´lah) pl. strobi´lae   [L.] the chain of proglottids constituting the bulk of the body of adult tapeworms.

strobila

(strō-bī′lə)
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′lar adj.

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]

strobila

a linear sequence of similar animal structures, such as the segmented body of a tapeworm.

strobila

pl. strobilae [L.] the chain of proglottides constituting the bulk of the body of an adult tapeworm.
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