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strobilus

strobilus


stro·bi·lus  (str-bls) also stro·bile (strbl, -bl)
n. pl. stro·bi·li (-bl) or stro·biles
A conelike structure, such as a pine cone, the fruit of the hop, or a cone of a club moss, that consists of overlapping sporophylls spirally arranged along a central axis.

[Late Latin, pine cone, from Greek strobilos, twisted object, pine cone, from strobos, a whirling; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.]

strobi·laceous (-b-lshs) adj.

strobilus [ˈstrəʊbɪləs], strobile [ˈstrəʊbaɪl]
n pl -biluses, -bili [-bɪlaɪ], -biles
(Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Botany) Botany the technical name for cone [3]
[via Late Latin from Greek strobilos a fir cone; see strobila]

strobilus  (str-bls)
Plural strobili (str-bl)
1. A reproductive structure that consists of sporophylls or scales arranged spirally or in an overlapping fashion along a central stem, as in horsetails, some lycophytes, and many kinds of gymnosperms. For example, the cones of pine trees are strobili.
2. An inflorescence or ripened multiple fruit in which many floral bracts are arranged in an overlapping fashion, as in the hop plant.
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