Definition of Hirudo

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Hirudinidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Hirudo
Generic synonyms: Worm Genus
Group relationships: Family Hirudinidae, Hirudinidae
Member holonyms: Hirudo Medicinalis, Medicinal Leech



Definition of Hirudo

1. n. A genus of leeches, including the common medicinal leech. See Leech.

Medical Definition of Hirudo

1. A genus of leeches, including the common medicinal leech. See Leech. Origin: L, a leech. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hirudo

hirsuties
hirsutism
hirsutisms
hirt extraction
hirtellous
hirudicide
hirudin
hirudinal
hirudine
hirudinea
hirudinean
hirudiniasis
hirudinization
hirudins
hirudo (current term)
hirundine
hirundo
his
his back is up
his bundle electrography
his bundle studies
his nibs
his nob
his operon
hisactophilin
hish
hished
hishes

Literary usage of Hirudo

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1. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"The animals named in the title of this paper differ so considerably from the Leech, as to induce the author to remove them from the genus hirudo, ..."

2. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"hirudo, L., 1758. The entire body consists of 102 simulations, five appearing on one ... hirudo medicin- known. A large leech can suck about 15 grs. of ..."

3. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1794)
"... New Species of hirudo. By the Reverend William Kirby, ALS With an additional Note by G. ... of hirudo, which appear to me to be ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"CHAPTER XXXVII NEC PLENA CRUORIS hirudo THE reading of this precious letter filled Philip's friend with an inward indignation which it was very hard to ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1860)
"... very rare amongst insects, or to have been but rarely observed and recorded. On the Admixture of Nervous and Muscular Fibres in Hie Nerves of the hirudo ..."

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