Definition of Hirudinea

1. Noun. Hermaphroditic aquatic or terrestrial or parasitic annelids.

Exact synonyms: Class Hirudinea
Group relationships: Annelida, Phylum Annelida
Member holonyms: Bloodsucker, Hirudinean, Leech, Family Hirudinidae, Hirudinidae
Generic synonyms: Class



Definition of Hirudinea

1. n. pl. An order of Annelida, including the leeches; -- called also Hirudinei.

Medical Definition of Hirudinea

1. An order of Annelida, including the leeches. Synonym: Hirudinei. Origin: NL, fr. L. Hirudo, hirudinis, a leech. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hirudinea

hirsling
hirstie
hirsute
hirsuteness
hirsutenesses
hirsuties
hirsutism
hirsutisms
hirt extraction
hirtellous
hirudicide
hirudin
hirudinal
hirudine
hirudinea (current term)
hirudinean
hirudiniasis
hirudinization
hirudins
hirudo
hirundine
hirundo
his
his back is up
his bundle electrography
his bundle studies
his nibs
his nob

Literary usage of Hirudinea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1896)
"... of the hirudinea," remarks Professor Vaillant,1 " permits us, save for rare exceptions, to recognise at once the animals which belong to that group. ..."

2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"CHAPTER XX THE LEECHES (hirudinea) BY J. PERCY MOORE Professor oj'Zoology in the University of Pennsylvania THE hirudinea or leeches are predatory or ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Slight differences in form have been noted between nephridia of different segments; but the hirudinea do not show the marked differentiation that is to be ..."

4. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"THE hirudinea, which have been appropriately included amongst the Annelida, ... The condition of their body cavity is another peculiarity of the hirudinea; ..."

5. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"hirudinea The animals included in this class are commonly called leeches (Fig. 169). They are usually flattened dorso-ventrally, ..."

6. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"The hirudinea of Illinois. [With bibliography.] Urbana, Bull. HI. Lab. Nat. Hist, 5, 1901, (479-547, with pi.); [reprint], Philadelphia, Cont. Zool. ..."

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