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 (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.

[New Latin Strongylus, type genus, from Greek strongulos, round.]


(ˈstrɒndʒɪl) or


(Animals) any parasitic nematode worm of the family Strongylidae, chiefly occurring in the intestines of horses
[C19: via New Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos round]


or stron•gyl

(ˈstrɒn dʒɪl)

any nematode of the family Strongylidae, parasitic as an adult in the intestine of mammals, esp. horses.
[1840–50; < New Latin Strongylus a genus < Greek strongýlos round, spherical]
stron′gy•late` (-dʒəˌleɪt) adj.
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New evidence suggests that strongyles and roundworms are currently the most resistant.
There was a linear relationship between age and coccidial oocyst counts whilst quadratic relationships existed between age and Paramphistomum, strongyles, Trichuris and Strongyloides egg counts (Table 5).
The disease, which is caused by encysted small strongyles (worms), can cause significant inflammation of the colon, resulting in weight loss, diarrhoea, oedema of the legs and abdomen, and potentially death in the most severe cases.