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strongyle

[stron-jil] /ˈstrɒn dʒɪl/
noun
1.
any nematode of the family Strongylidae, parasitic as an adult in the intestine of mammals, especially horses.
Also, strongyl.
Origin
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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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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