from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A marine suctorial annelid of the genus Pontobdella. Also called skate-sucker.


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  • At the same time, he made known that the small black body which until that time had been mistaken for the young state of a species of seaweed, was in reality the egg of _Pontobdella muricata_, a sort of sea-leech.

    Life of Charles Darwin

  • The bare-legged travellers in Ceylon are said to be much infested by leeches; and the sea-leech, hirudo muricata, is said to adhere to fish, and the remora is said to adhere to ships in such numbers as to retard their progress.

    The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society A Poem, with Philosophical Notes


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