- the body of a tapeworm exclusive of the head and neck region.Compare scolex.
- the chain of segments of the larva of a jellyfish in the class Scyphozoa, each segment of which gives rise to a free-swimming medusa.
Origin of strobila
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There are some species which, having no hydroid or strobila state, mature without alternation of generation (metagenesis).The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
But in the case of the strobila we say that it is not changed, but dies, and is no part of the personality of the medusa.Life and Habit
The segmentation of the strobila is very indistinct, but the reproductive organs occur at regular intervals.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
Strobila, stro-bī′la, n. a discomedusan at the stage succeeding the scyphistoma: a segmented tapeworm.
- the body of a tapeworm, consisting of a string of similar segments (proglottides)
- a less common name for scyphistoma
Word Origin for strobila
- The segmented main body part of the adult tapeworm.