Definition of strobilation in US English:

strobilation

noun

Zoology
  • See strobila

    • ‘This species reproduces through strobilation, similar to most other jellies, but with varying seasonality.’
    • ‘The usual strobilation period for Aurelia aurita lasted from early March to about May.’
    • ‘A temperature drop from 15 to 10° induces strobilation of polyps of Aurelia aurita from the North Sea.’
    • ‘Collectively, these studies indicate that iodinated organic compounds, such as thyroxine, can affect strobilation and mineralization in cnidarians.’
    • ‘However, a strobilation event in November 1998 prevented the complete loss of medusae.’

Pronunciation

strobilation

/ˌstrōbəˈlāSHən/