from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various nematode worms of the family Strongylidae, often parasitic in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, especially horses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A nematode worm of the family Strongylidae, often parasitic in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, especially horses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spicule of the monaxon biradiate type, with each end rounded off; a strongylate sponge-spicule.
  • n. In Vermes, a nematoid or threadworm of the genus Strongylus in a broad sense; a strongylid. There are many species. See Strongylid├Ž.


New Latin Strongylus, type genus, from Greek strongulos, round.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Greek strongulos, round. (Wiktionary)


  • Now we are circling Stromboli, from the Greek strongyle for round, a perfect volcanic cone rising from the sea, most famous of the Aeolian Islands.

    Latter-Day Odyssey

  • Finally, they may become infested with cystic tapeworms or the agamic stage of a strongyle (_Strongylus edentatus_).

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • For these tests, horses 'feces are collected and examined using a quantitative egg counting technique -- the number of strongyle eggs per gram is measured for each horse (see Further Reading at the end of this article for a step-by-step guide).

    Thoroughbred News |

  • "Individual horses differ markedly in their susceptibility to strongyle infection, and these differences are manifested in the magnitude of fecal egg counts," said Reinemeyer.

    Thoroughbred News |

  • So while a good frost will kill off countless millions of strongyle eggs in a pasture, it is providing the infective third-stage larvae with that most valuable of commodities - time Headlines

  • But controlling strongyle infestation is not that clear cut. Headlines

  • In ideal conditions, a strongyle egg can go through the three larval stages in three days. Headlines

  • Let's follow one of those strongyle eggs: Once produced by the female adult strongyle in the horse's gut, it has a one-way ticket out of the horse's gut, eventually ending up in a pile of dung with countless thousands of its mates. Headlines

  • On that basis, only the five-day course of fenbendazole will deal with migrating large strongyles and all the encysted stages of the small strongyle. Headlines

  • That sounds great, you think, with millions of strongyle eggs killed off when the ground turns white. Headlines


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