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Pronunciation: met'a-stron'ji-lus

Definition: A genus of nematode lungworms (family Metastrongylidae), the only genus in its subfamily (Metastrongylinae). The four known species are found only in pigs; transmission is by earthworm intermediate hosts.

[meta- + G. strongylos, round]

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