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
First Known Use: 1847
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