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hirudinean

[hir-oo-din-ee-uh n]
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noun
  1. any annelid worm of the class Hirudinea, comprising the leeches.
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adjective
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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