Definition of strongyle in English:

strongyle

Line breaks: stron|gyle
Pronunciation: /ˈstrɒndʒɪl
 
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noun

  • A nematode worm of a group that includes several common disease-causing parasites of mammals and birds.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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