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Strongyloidea

Pronunciation: stron'ji-loy'de-a

Definition: A superfamily of strongyle nematode parasites including the genera Ancyclostoma, Necator, Ostertagia, Haemonchus, and Strongylus, as well as the tapeworms of fowl, the lungworms of carnivores, and some of the most important helminth pathogens of humans and domestic animals.

[see Strongyloides]

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