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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of worms, formerly supposed to be leeches, now considered to be parasitic nemerteans, type of a family Malacobdellidæ. M. grossa is a parasite found in the gills of various mollusks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of nemertean worms, parasitic in the gill cavity of clams and other bivalves. They have a large posterior sucker, like that of a leech. See Illust. of bdellomorpha.

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