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Meaning of strobilus

stro•bi•lus

Pronunciation: (strō-bī'lus), [key]
— pl. -li
  1. a reproductive structure characterized by overlapping scalelike parts, as a pine cone or the fruit of the hop.
  2. a conelike structure composed of sporophylls, as of the club mosses and horsetails. Also called
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