from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Vermes, a genus of strongles, or nematoid worms of the family Strongylidæ.
  • n. [lowercase] A strongle of the genus Sclerostoma.
  • n. Sclerostoma armatum is a large palisade-worm (nematode) of horses: same as Strongylus equinus. Sclerostoma tetracanthum, or Cylichnostomum tetracanthum (Mehlis, 1831), is one of the smaller (9 to 12 millimeters long) nematode worms found in the cæcum and colon of horses.


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  • The former sclerostoma is from 0.6 to 1.5 inches (18 to 35 mm.) long, and the latter is from 0.5 to 0.6 inch (8 to 17 mm.) long.

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