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or stron·gyl

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  1. 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
Related formsstron·gy·late [stron-juh-leyt] /ˈstrɒn dʒəˌleɪt/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for strongyle

Historical Examples

  • 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.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

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


    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.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for strongyle


strongyl (ˈstrɒndʒəl)

  1. any parasitic nematode worm of the family Strongylidae, chiefly occurring in the intestines of horses
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Word Origin

C19: via New Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos round
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