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

called also small strongyle

compare strongyle

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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