Hirudo medicinalis

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Noun1.Hirudo medicinalis - large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodlettingHirudo medicinalis - 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
genus Hirudo, Hirudo - type genus of the family Hirudinidae
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Only one, Hirudo medicinalis, has been (and still is) in medical use.
But by collecting them, workers caused the number of our only bloodsucking leeches, Hirudo medicinalis, to plunge by 1900.
Symbiosis of Aeromonas veronii biovar sobria and Hirudo medicinalis, the medicinal leech: a novel model for digestive-tract associations.
Hirudo medicinalis is an aquatic leech classified in phylum Annelida of helminth class which is a blood- sucking endoparasite that can be seen in cylindrical or leaf like forms.