or stron·gyl

[ 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 formsstron·gy·late [stron-juh-leyt] /ˈstrɒn dʒəˌleɪt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for strongyle


strongyl (ˈstrɒndʒəl)

/ (ˈstrɒndʒɪl) /


any parasitic nematode worm of the family Strongylidae, chiefly occurring in the intestines of horses

Word Origin for strongyle

C19: via New Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos round
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