[ hir-oo-din-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌhɪr ʊˈdɪn i ən /
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any annelid worm of the class Hirudinea, comprising the leeches.
belonging or pertaining to the Hirudinea.
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Origin of hirudinean
1825–35; <New Latin Hirudine(a) (Latin hirūdin- (stem of hirūdō) leech + -ea, neuter plural of -eus adj. suffix) + -an
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How to use hirudinean in a sentence
This is the hirudinean of which we have spoken above, which is allied transitionally to the trematoda.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden