any of a superfamily (Strongyloidea) of nematode worms living as parasites in animals, esp. horses
Origin of strongylefrom Modern Latin Strongylus from Classical Greek strongylos, round, turned: for Indo-European base see strong
Any of various parasitic nematode worms of the superfamily Strongyloidea, especially several species that infect the gastrointestinal tract of horses and other mammals.
Origin of strongyleNew Latin Strongylus type genus from Greek strongulos round
Greek strongulos, round.