strongyle

noun stron·gyle \ 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 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


Medical Dictionary

strongyle

noun stron·gyle \ ˈsträn-ˌjīl \

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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