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Medical Term:

Ascarops strongylina

Pronunciation: as′kă-rops stron′ji-lī′nă


A small bloodsucking worm found in the stomach of pigs and wild boars in many parts of the world. Larvae of this species develop in coprophagous beetles; worms adhere to the gastric mucosa of the pig, they may cause inflammation and ulceration in heavy infections.

[G. askaris, an intestinal worm; strongylos, round]

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