Mecistocirrus digitatus(redirected from Nematodirus fordi)
Mecistocirrus digitatusA parasitic worm of the Family Trichostrongylidae, which is the only genus of the subfamily Haemonchinae (Mecistocirrhinae), that localises in the abomasum of ruminants. They are red to dark red, with a markedly attenuated, anteriorly tapered body. Males measure 17.0–19.0 mm in length, with 0.36–0.43-mm maximum width; females measure 16.0–40.0 mm in length, with 0.36–0.54-mm maximum width.
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