[ hir-oo-din-ee-uh ]
/ ˌhɪr ʊˈdɪn i ə /
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the class comprising the leeches.
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Origin of Hirudinea
From New Latin; see origin at hirudinean
Words nearby Hirudinea
hirsute, hirsutism, hirsutulous, hirtellous, hirudin, Hirudinea, hirudinean, hirudinoid, hirundine, his, his-and-her
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How to use Hirudinea in a sentence
Especially are these to be seen in the more modified Oligochaeta and in the much more modified Hirudinea.
The facts just referred to suggest further comparisons between the Hirudinea and Eudrilidae.