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Related to Trichostrongylus: Nematodirus, Ostertagia, Oesophagostomum, Cooperia
1. See horsehair worm.
2. Any of various slender parasitic nematode worms, especially those of the genus Trichostrongylus that infest the stomach and small intestine of cattle, sheep, and related animals, and those of the genus Capillaria that infest the digestive system of poultry and other animals.
1. (Animals) any hairlike nematode worm of the family Trichostrongylidae, such as the stomach worm, parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates
2. (Animals) Also called: horsehair worm any very thin long worm of the phylum (or class) Nematomorpha, the larvae of which are parasitic in arthropods
any small, slender worm of the family Trichostrongylidae, parasitic in the alimentary canals of various animals.