Pronunciation: (strō-bī'lus), [key]
—pl. -liPronunciation: (-lī). [key] Bot.
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 stro•bile Pronunciation: (strō'bīl, -bil). [key]
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