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Strongyle (worm)

Strongyles (from the Greek strongulos, meaning round)[1], or alternatively, strongyls, are nematode worms of the family Strongylidae, order Strongylida. They are often parasitic in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, especially horses.


  1. "strongyle". American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. Bartleby.com. 2000. http://www.bartleby.com/61/69/S0816900.html. Retrieved 2007-05-13. 


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