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strongyle Syllabification: stron·gyle
Pronunciation: /ˈstränjīl/

Definition of strongyle in English:


A nematode of a group that includes several common disease-causing parasites of mammals and birds.
Example sentences
  • Prevalence and intensity analyses included only strongyle and coccidian parasites.
  • Fortunately, large strongyles can be effectively controlled with ivermectin and related dewormers.
  • The results were remarkably similar to the equine findings, vascular strongyle type parasitic infection.


Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos 'round'.

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