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stolon Modified, horizontal, underground or aerial stem growing from the basal node of a plant. Aerial stolons, also called runners, may be slender, as in a strawberry, or stiff and arching, as bramble. The stolon produces a new plant at its tip, which puts out adventitious roots to anchor itself. See also tuber; vegetative reproduction

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stolon A long aerial side stem that gives rise to a new daughter plant when the bud at its apex touches the soil. Plants that multiply in this way include blackberry and currant bushes. Gardeners often pin down stolons to the soil to aid the propagation of such plants. This process is termed layering.

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stolon In colonial invertebrates, the stalk-like structure by which individuals are attached to the substrate. See CTENOSTOMATA.

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stolon (bot.) prostrate branch that takes root at the tip. XVIII. — L. stolō, -ōn- shoot, sucker.

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stolon A stem that grows horizontally and produces new plants at its tip; a runner (e.g. as in the strawberry).

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stolon In colonial invertebrates, the stalklike structure by which individuals are attached to the substrate.

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stolon A stem that grows horizontally, a runner (e.g., as in the strawberry).