- The palisade worm, a genus of large strongyle nematodes (subfamily Strongylinae, family Strongylidae) parasitic in horses and other equids, and the cause of strongylosis. [G. strongylos, round]- S. edentatus a bloodsucking species occurring in the cecum and colon of the horse, ass, mule, and zebra.- S. equinus a cosmopolitan bloodsucking species found in the cecum and (rarely) colon of horses and other equids.- S. radiatus SYN: Cooperia oncophora.- S. ventricosus SYN: Cooperia oncophora.- S. vulgaris a bloodsucking species found chiefly in the cecum of horses and other equids; in the course of their migration, larvae commonly lodge in the wall of the posterior aorta, causing wall damage and the development of verminous aneurysms in this vessel, especially in the anterior mesenteric arteries.
* * *Stron·gy·lus 'strän-jə-ləs n the type genus of the family Strongylidae of parasitic nematode worms comprising worms with a pair of elongated buccal glands and including gastrointestinal parasites of the horse
* * *Stron·gy·lus (stronґjə-ləs) [Gr. strongylos round] a genus of parasitic nematodes of the family Strongylidae; several species infect horses and other equids.
Medical dictionary. 2011.