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Hirudinea

[hir-oo-din-ee-uh]
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noun
  1. the class comprising the leeches.
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Origin of Hirudinea

From New Latin; see origin at hirudinean
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Examples from the Web for hirudinea

Historical Examples

  • Especially are these to be seen in the more modified Oligochaeta and in the much more modified Hirudinea.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7

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  • The facts just referred to suggest further comparisons between the Hirudinea and Eudrilidae.


hirudinea in Medicine

Hirudinea

(hîr′ə-dĭnē-ə, -yə-)
n.
  1. A class of worms, comprising the leeches that feed on blood and tissue exudates of vertebrates.
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