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- proper n. A taxonomic subclass within the class Clitellata — the leeches.
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Kahuna's considered opinion on the matter is published below for the record: leech (subclass Hirudinea) would fall within the definition of 'wild' and 'animal'.
Hirudinea: Take a look at your digital camcorder and smile (and your camcorder even gets better gas milage.)
leeches: 1. Any of various chiefly aquatic bloodsucking or carnivorous annelid worms of the class Hirudinea, of which one species Hirudo medicinalis was formerly used by physicians to bleed patients and is now sometimes used as a temporary aid to circulation during surgical reattachment of a body part.
Hirudinea annelida, because it was able to take in much more blood than Macrobetta decora. "