- 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
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Examples from the Web for strongyle
The residence of Aeolus was at Strongyle, now called Strombolo.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
Edward S. Ellis
A strongyle (Sclerostoma dispar) infests the lungs of the puma.
A second species of strongyle has been mentioned by Diesing, but it is more than doubtful.
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.
- any parasitic nematode worm of the family Strongylidae, chiefly occurring in the intestines of horses
C19: via New Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos round