noun plural

Stron·​gy·​li·​na ˌsträn-jə-ˈlī-nə How to pronounce Strongylina (audio)
: a suborder (order Rhabditida) that comprises nematode worms parasitic as adults in vertebrates often with a complex life cycle involving an invertebrate larval host and that includes important parasites (as the strongyles and the hookworms) of humans and domestic animals

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“Strongylina.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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