1. [syn: stolon, runner, offset]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stolon \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. (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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces
new plants from buds at its tips [syn: stolon, runner,