Metastrongylidae

noun plural
Meta·​stron·​gyl·​i·​dae | \ ˌmet-ə-ˌsträn-ˈjil-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Metastrongylidae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Metastrongylidae

: a large family of parasitic strongyloid nematode worms including the genera Dictyocaulus, Metastrongylus, and Protostrongylus

Other Words from Metastrongylidae

metastrongyle \ -​ˈsträn-​ˌjīl, -​jəl How to pronounce metastrongyle (audio) \ noun
metastrongylid \ -​ˈsträn-​jə-​lid How to pronounce metastrongylid (audio) \ adjective or noun

Learn More about Metastrongylidae

Cite this Entry

“Metastrongylidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Metastrongylidae. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

Comments on Metastrongylidae

What made you want to look up Metastrongylidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!