stolonic /stoh lon"ik/, adj.
/stoh"leuhn/, n.
1. Bot. a prostrate stem, at or just below the surface of the ground, that produces new plants from buds at its tips or nodes.
2. Zool. a rootlike extension of the body wall in a compound organism, as a bryozoan, usually giving rise to new members by budding.
[1595-1605; < L stolon- (s. of stolo) branch, shoot, twig]

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Slender stem that grows horizontally along the ground, giving rise to roots and aerial (vertical) branches at specialized points called nodes.

Many annual and perennial grasses have creeping stolons (e.g., bent grass).

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      in biology, a special slender horizontal branch serving to propagate the organism. In botany a stolon—also called a runner—is a slender stem that grows horizontally along the ground, giving rise to roots and aerial (vertical) branches at specialized points called nodes. In zoology, stolons of certain invertebrate animals are horizontal extensions that produce new individuals by budding. Fungi spread by means of horizontal filaments (hyphae) that are also called stolons.

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