Gongylonema

noun
Gon·​gy·​lo·​ne·​ma | \ ˌgänjəlōˈnēmə \

Definition of Gongylonema

: a genus of spiruroid nematodes (family Thelaziidae) infesting the tissues of the digestive tract of various birds and mammals including humans

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History and Etymology for Gongylonema

New Latin, from Greek gongylos round + New Latin -nema

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“Gongylonema.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gongylonema. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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