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strongyle

or strongyl

[stron-jil] /ˈstrɒn dʒɪl/
noun
1.
any nematode of the family Strongylidae, parasitic as an adult in the intestine of mammals, especially horses.
Origin of strongyle
1840-1850
1840-50; < New Latin Strongylus name of type genus < Greek strongýlos round, spherical
Related forms
strongylate
[stron-juh-leyt] /ˈstrɒn dʒəˌleɪt/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The residence of Aeolus was at strongyle, now called Strombolo.

  • A second species of strongyle has been mentioned by Diesing, but it is more than doubtful.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • A strongyle (Sclerostoma dispar) infests the lungs of the puma.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Finally, they may become infested with cystic tapeworms or the agamic stage of a strongyle (Strongylus edentatus).

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • Moreover, he describes a strongyle (Sclerostoma) as infesting the colon, and especially the ccum.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • A species of strongyle (S. striatus) infests the lungs, the male being readily distinguished by its nearly round hood.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • A very small female round worm, probably a strongyle, was described by Rudolphi as Ascaris acutissima.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • As to the nematoids, which were filariform, they neither corresponded in size nor structure with my strongyle embryos.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for strongyle

strongyle

/ˈstrɒndʒɪl/
noun
1.
any parasitic nematode worm of the family Strongylidae, chiefly occurring in the intestines of horses
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos round
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