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A genus of spiruroid nematodes that parasitize the alimentary canal of birds and mammals; transmitted through various insects, especially beetles, carrying the encysted infective larvae. Several species are of veterinary importance, and one is also known to parasitize humans.
[Gr. gongylos, round, + nēma, thread]
Gongylonema(gon″jĭ-lō-nē′mă) [Gr. gongylos, round, + nēma, thread, yarn]
A genus of nematode worms belonging to the suborder Spirurata, usually parasitic in the wall of the esophagus and stomach of domestic animals. Occasionally, they are parasitic in humans. G. pulchrum is the species most frequently involved.