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Meaning of STOLON

Pronunciation:  'stowlân

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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