medicinal leech(redirected from Medical leeches)
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(Medicine) a large European freshwater leech, Hirudo medicinalis, formerly used in medical bloodletting
a bloodsucking leech, Hirudo medicinalis, native to Europe, used historically by physicians to bleed patients.
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|Noun||1.||medicinal leech - large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting|
bloodsucker, hirudinean, leech - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end