strongyle

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stron·gyle

noun \ˈsträn-ˌjī(-ə)l, -jəl\

Definition of STRONGYLE

:  any of various nematode worms (family Strongylidae) related to the hookworms and parasitic especially in the intestines and tissues of horses — compare bloodworm 2

Origin of STRONGYLE

New Latin Strongylus, genus of worms, from Greek strongylos round, compact; akin to Greek stranx drop squeezed out — more at strain
First Known Use: 1847

stron·gyle

noun \ˈsträn-ˌjīl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STRONGYLE

: strongylid; especially : a worm of the genus Strongylus or closely related genera that is parasitic especially in the intestines and tissues of the horse and may induce severe diarrhea and debility

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