Metastrongylus

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Metastrongylus

(met'ă-stron'jĭ-lŭs),
A genus of nematode lungworms (family Metastrongylidae), the only genus in its subfamily (Metastrongylinae). The four known species are found only in pigs; transmission is by earthworm intermediate hosts.
[meta- + G. strongylos, round]
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(2011) on necropsy examination reported lungworms infection with Metastrongylus apri (59%), Metastrongylus salmi (52%), Metastrongylus pudendotectus (52%) in wild boars at Bursa province of Turkey.