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strongyle

or stron·gyl

[ stron-jil ]
/ ˈstrɒn dʒɪl /
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noun
any nematode of the family Strongylidae, parasitic as an adult in the intestine of mammals, especially horses.
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Origin of strongyle

1840–50; <New Latin Strongylus name of type genus <Greek strongýlos round, spherical

OTHER WORDS FROM strongyle

stron·gy·late [stron-juh-leyt], /ˈstrɒn dʒəˌleɪt/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for strongyle

strongyle

strongyl (ˈstrɒndʒəl)

/ (ˈstrɒndʒɪl) /

noun
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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