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or strongyl

[stron-jil] /ˈstrɒn dʒɪl/
any nematode of the family Strongylidae, parasitic as an adult in the intestine of mammals, especially horses.
Origin of strongyle
1840-50; < New Latin Strongylus name of type genus < Greek strongýlos round, spherical
Related forms
[stron-juh-leyt] /ˈstrɒn dʒəˌleɪt/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • The residence of Aeolus was at strongyle, now called Strombolo.

  • A strongyle (Sclerostoma dispar) infests the lungs of the puma.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • A second species of strongyle has been mentioned by Diesing, but it is more than doubtful.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Finally, they may become infested with cystic tapeworms or the agamic stage of a strongyle (Strongylus edentatus).

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • Moreover, he describes a strongyle (Sclerostoma) as infesting the colon, and especially the ccum.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • A species of strongyle (S. striatus) infests the lungs, the male being readily distinguished by its nearly round hood.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • A very small female round worm, probably a strongyle, was described by Rudolphi as Ascaris acutissima.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • As to the nematoids, which were filariform, they neither corresponded in size nor structure with my strongyle embryos.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for strongyle


any parasitic nematode worm of the family Strongylidae, chiefly occurring in the intestines of horses
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos round
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