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 for Stolon
From 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From 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,

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