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Ascarops strongylina

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Ascarops strongylina

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, and may cause inflammation and ulceration in heavy infections.

Origin: g. Askaris, an intestinal worm; strongylos, round