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hirudinean

[hir-oo-din-ee-uh n] /ˌhɪr ʊˈdɪn i ən/
noun
1.
any annelid worm of the class Hirudinea, comprising the leeches.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Hirudinea.
Origin of hirudinean
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin Hirudine(a) (Latin hirūdin- (stem of hirūdō) leech + -ea, neuter plural of -eus adj. suffix) + -an
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  • 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

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