strongyl

strongyle

[stron-jil]
noun
any nematode of the family Strongylidae, parasitic as an adult in the intestine of mammals, especially horses.
Also, strongyl.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin Strongylus name of type genus < Greek strongýlos round, spherical

strongylate [stron-juh-leyt] , adjective
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strongyle or strongyl (ˈstrɒndʒɪl, ˈstrɒndʒəl)
 
n
any parasitic nematode worm of the family Strongylidae, chiefly occurring in the intestines of horses
 
[C19: via New Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos round]
 
strongyl or strongyl
 
n
 
[C19: via New Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos round]

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