Definitions for: Stolon

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. (Zo["o]l.) 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

Synonyms: offset, runner

See Also: plant organ

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