Definition of Strobilus

1. Noun. Cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts.

Exact synonyms: Cone, Strobile
Generic synonyms: Reproductive Structure
Specialized synonyms: Fir Cone, Galbulus, Pinecone
Group relationships: Conifer, Coniferous Tree, Horsetail, Club Moss, Club-moss, Lycopod
Derivative terms: Conical



Definition of Strobilus

1. Noun. (botany) cone ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) A layered reproductive stage in jellyfish, in which the swimming medusa form is produced. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strobilus

1. strobile [n -LI] - See also: strobile

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strobilus

strobilaceous
strobilae
strobilar
strobilate
strobilates
strobilations
strobiles
strobili
strobiliform
strobiline
strobils
strobilurin
strobilurins
strobilus (current term)
strobing
stroboscope
stroboscopes
stroboscopic
stroboscopically
stroboscopy
strobotron
strobotrons
strockle
strockles
stroddle
stroddled
stroddles
strode

Literary usage of Strobilus

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1. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"THEORY OF THE strobilus* THE term strobilus is commonly applied to those fertile ... The construction of the vegetative region below the strobilus in these ..."

2. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"9 strobilus, ripe. branous sepal, closely enveloping the ovary. OVARY free, ovoid or sub-globose, sub- compressed, 1-celled; style terminal, very sbort or 0 ..."

3. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"105 there is shown a transverse section of a young ovulate strobilus of ... a very small part of a somewhat tangential longitudinal section of a strobilus, ..."

4. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"part of the strobilus. The two distinct ovules show that they are young by the ... strobilus must have existed at some time among the ancestral forms of ..."

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