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sto·lon      [stoh-luhn] Pronunciation Key
–noun
1.Botany. a prostrate stem, at or just below the surface of the ground, that produces new plants from buds at its tips or nodes.
2.Zoology. a rootlike extension of the body wall in a compound organism, as a bryozoan, usually giving rise to new members by budding.

[Origin: 1595–1605; < L stolōn- (s. of stolō) branch, shoot, twig]

sto·lon·ic      [stoh-lon-ik] Pronunciation Key, adjective
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sto·lon       (stō'lŏn', -lən)  Pronunciation Key 
n.  
  1. Botany A shoot that bends to the ground or that grows horizontally above the ground and produces roots and shoots at the nodes.
  2. Zoology A stemlike structure of certain colonial organisms from which new individuals arise by budding.


[Latin stolō, stolōn-, shoot; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

sto'lon·ate' (-lə-nāt') adj.
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stolon

noun
a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips 

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stolon       (stō'lŏn')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Botany See runner.
  2. Zoology A stemlike structure of certain colonial organisms, such as hydroids, from which new individuals arise by budding.

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