[ hir-oo-din-ee-uh ]
/ ˌhɪr ʊˈdɪn i ə /


the class comprising the leeches.

Origin of Hirudinea

From New Latin; see origin at hirudinean
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[ hîr′ə-dĭnē-ə, -yə- ]


A class of worms, comprising the leeches that feed on blood and tissue exudates of vertebrates.
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