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Gongylonema

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Gongylonema

An important genus of spiruroid nematodes that parasitise the alimentary canal of birds and mammals; transmitted via various insects, especially beetles, carrying the encysted infective larvae. Several species are of veterinary importance, and one is also known to parasitise humans.

Origin: gr. Gongylos, round, _ nema, thread