Stolon

Definition of Stolon

Sto´lon
n.1.(Bot.) A trailing branch which is disposed to take root at the end or at the joints; a stole.
2.(Zool.) 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.

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offset, plant organ, runner
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