strongyloid

Strongyloid

Stron"gy*loid\, a. [NL. Strongylus the genus (from Gr. ? round) + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Like, or pertaining to, Strongylus, a genus of parasitic nematode worms of which many species infest domestic animals. Some of the species, especially those living in the kidneys, lungs, and bronchial tubes, are often very injurious. -- n. A strongyloid worm.
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