Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of STOLON

Pronunciation:  'stowlân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
 

STOLON is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: offset, runner
 
 See Also: plant organ

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sto"lon\, n. [L. stolo, -onis: cf. F. stolon. Cf.
{Stole} a stolon, 1st {Stool}.]
1. (Bot.) A trailing branch which is disposed to take root at
   the end or at the joints; a stole.

2. (Zo["o]l.) An extension of the integument of the body, or
   of the body wall, from which buds are developed, giving
   rise to new zooids, and thus forming a compound animal in
   which the zooids usually remain united by the stolons.
   Such stolons are often present in Anthozoa, Hydroidea,
   Bryozoa, and social ascidians. See Illust. under
   {Scyphistoma}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A ground-lying or trailing stem that produces roots at the nodes.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY