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Pronunciation: ē′lūr-ō-stron′ji-lŭs

Definition: A common genus of lungworm in cats; land snails and slugs serve as intermediate hosts and snail-eating animals can serve as transport hosts.

[G. ailuros, cat, + Mod. L., fr. G. strongylus, round]

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