hirudinean

[hir-oo-din-ee-uh n]
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noun

any annelid worm of the class Hirudinea, comprising the leeches.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Hirudinea.

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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