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Common name for members of the family Strongylidae.
[G. strongylos, round]


(strŏn′jīl′, -jəl)
Any of various parasitic nematode worms of the superfamily Strongyloidea, especially several species that infect the gastrointestinal tract of horses and other mammals.


any roundworm in the superfamily Strongyloidea.

large strongyle
includes Craterostomum, Oesophagodontus, Strongylus asini, S. edentatus, S. equinus, S. vulgaris and Triodontophorus spp.
small strongyle
includes Caballonema, Cyathostomum, Cylicocyclus, Cylicodontophorus, Cylicostephanus, Cylindropharynx, Gyalocephalus, Poteriostomum and Sinostrongylus.
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Encysted small strongyles can remain in the lining of the intestinal track for up to three years before causing the symptoms of the disease.
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