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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A representative genus of leeches, giving name to the family Hirudinidæ and order Hirudinea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the family Hirudinidae

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