hirudinean
hirudinean hirudinean n. Any of a number of carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end.

Syn: leech, bloodsucker. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • hirudinean — /hir oo din ee euhn/, n. 1. any annelid worm of the class Hirudinea, comprising the leeches. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Hirudinea. [1825 35; < NL Hirudine(a) (L hirudin (s. of hirudo) leech + ea, neut. pl. of eus adj. suffix) + AN] *… …   Universalium

  • hirudinean — adj. (Zoology) of or pertaining to the Hirudinea (class of red blooded worms which includes leeches) n. (Zoology) worm which belongs to the class Hirudinea (class of red blooded worms which includes leeches) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hirudinean — hir·u·din·e·an …   English syllables

  • hirudinean —   a.,n. (pertaining to) leech.    ♦ hirudine, a.    ♦ hirudinoid, a. like a leech …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hirudinean — noun carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end • Syn: ↑leech, ↑bloodsucker • Derivationally related forms: ↑leech (for: ↑leech) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hirudinea — noun hermaphroditic aquatic or terrestrial or parasitic annelids • Syn: ↑class Hirudinea • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Annelida, ↑phylum Annelida • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hirudinea — /hir oo din ee euh/, n. the class comprising the leeches. [ < NL; see HIRUDINEAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • annelid worm — noun worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally • Syn: ↑annelid, ↑segmented worm • Derivationally related forms: ↑annelid (for: ↑annelid) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • class Hirudinea — noun hermaphroditic aquatic or terrestrial or parasitic annelids • Syn: ↑Hirudinea • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Annelida, ↑phylum Annelida • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hirudo medicinalis — noun large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting • Syn: ↑medicinal leech • Hypernyms: ↑leech, ↑bloodsucker, ↑hirudinean • Member Holonyms: ↑Hirudo, ↑genus Hirudo …   Useful english dictionary

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