class Hirudinea

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Related to class Hirudinea: class Oligochaeta
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Noun1.class Hirudinea - hermaphroditic aquatic or terrestrial or parasitic annelids
Annelida, phylum Annelida - segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches
bloodsucker, hirudinean, leech - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
family Hirudinidae, Hirudinidae - a family of Hirudinea
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Leeches belong tophylum Annelida, class Hirudinea and have a world-wide distribution.
Hirudo medicinalis) in the Class Hirudinea are well-known annelids for their supposed medicinal applications in the practice of blood-letting, an ancient method once claimed to remove poisons from the blood, and, according to Hippocrates, useful in balancing the body's humors.