cylicostome

noun
cyl·​i·​co·​stome | \ ˈsilə̇(ˌ)kōˌstōm \
plural -s

Definition of cylicostome

: any of several small nematode worms (family Strongylidae) infesting the digestive tract of horses and other equines

called also small strongyle

— compare strongyle

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History and Etymology for cylicostome

New Latin Cylicostomum genus of worms, from Greek kylik-, kylix cup + New Latin -stomum; akin to Greek kalyx calix, bud

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“Cylicostome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cylicostome. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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