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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Chromadorea
Order: Rhabditida
Suborder: Strongylida
Superfamily: Strongyloidea
Family: Strongylidae
sub families

Strongyles (from the Greek strongulos, meaning round),[1] or alternatively, strongyls, are nematode worms of the family Strongylidae, order Strongylida. They are often parasitic in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, especially grazers such as sheep, cattle and horses.


  1. ^ "strongyle". American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000. Retrieved 2007-05-13. 

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