Stro*bi"la (?), n.; pl. Strobilae (#). [NL., fr. Gr. anything twisted, a pine cone.] Zool. (a)

A form of the larva of certain Discophora in a state of development succeeding the scyphistoma. The body of the strobila becomes elongated, and subdivides transversely into a series of lobate segments which eventually become ephyrae, or young medusae.


A mature tapeworm.


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