Trichostrongylus

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Trichostrongylus

 [trik″o-stron´jĭ-lus]
a genus of nematode parasites found in the intestines of humans and other animals; see trichostrongyliasis.

Trichostrongylus

(trik'ō-stron'ji-lŭs),
The hairworm, or bankrupt or black scour worm; an economically important genus (about 30 species) of small slender nematodes (family Trichostrongylidae) that inhabit the small intestine, in some cases the stomach, of a variety of herbivorous animals and gallinaceous birds. They burrow into the mucosa and suck blood; in large numbers they do serious damage, especially to young hosts.
[tricho- + G. strongylos, round]
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The random walk of Trichostrongylus retortaeformis. Biometrika 9:460-465.