hirudinean

hirudinean

[hir-oo-din-ee-uhn]
noun
1.
any annelid worm of the class Hirudinea, comprising the leeches.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Hirudinea.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin Hirudine(a) (Latin hirūdin- (stem of hirūdō) leech + -ea, neuter plural of -eus adj. suffix) + -an

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hirudinean

noun
carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end [syn: leech
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