Physaloptera

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Physaloptera

(fī'să-lop'tĕr-ă),
A large genus of spiruroid roundworms parasitic in the stomach and duodenum of vertebrates, especially birds and mammals; they are transmitted through insect and annelid intermediate hosts and are frequently pathogenic, causing erosions and catarrhal gastritis. Physaloptera caucasica is a species reported in humans in the Republic of Georgia and other areas of the Causcaus to the south of Russia; Physaloptera mordens is a species from tropical Africa found only rarely in the esophagus, stomach, and intestine of humans (probably cases of temporary infection from ingestion of infected insects).
[G. physallis, bladder, + pteron, wing]
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Physaloptera

(fĭs″ă-lŏp′tĕr-ă) [″ + pteron, wing]
A genus of nematode worms belonging to the suborder Spiruata.

Physaloptera caucasica

A species that occurs in and damages the upper gastrointestinal tract.
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(such as Physaloptera hispida Petri (1950), Physaloptera maxillaris Molin, 1860, Physaloptera praeputialis von Linstow (1889), and Physaloptera rara Hall and Wigdor, 1918) have shown that infection are initiated by the ingestion of crickets, grasshoppers, and cockroaches contaminated with third stage larvae (Schell, 1952; Lincoln and Anderson, 1975).
The single striped skunk was infected with the nematode Physaloptera maxillaris and the cestodes Mesocestoides sp.
Key words: Procyon lotor, Didelphis virginiana, Mephitis mephitis, Arthrocephalus lotoris, Baylisascaris procyonis, Capillaria plica, Mesocestoides, Oochoristica, Physaloptera maxillaris, Physaloptera turgida, Plagiorchis elegans, Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus, helminth parasites, Nebraska
One-hundred-ninety-four individuals of the nematode Physaloptera maxillaris were collected; 190 from the stomach and 4 from the small intestine.