strongyle

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noun stron·gyle \ˈsträn-ˌjī(-ə)l, -jəl\

Definition of strongyle

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

strongyle

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noun stron·gyle \ˈsträn-ˌjīl\

Medical Definition of strongyle

  1. :  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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