hirudinean


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hirudinean

(ˌhɪruːˈdɪnɪən)
n
(Animals) obsolete any worm or leech belonging to the Hirudinidae family of annelids
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Noun1.hirudinean - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each endhirudinean - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
annelid, annelid worm, segmented worm - worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
class Hirudinea, Hirudinea - hermaphroditic aquatic or terrestrial or parasitic annelids
Hirudo medicinalis, medicinal leech - large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting
horseleech - any of several large freshwater leeches
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The chironomids (species of the genera Cricotopus and Polypedilum), oligochaetes (mainly Naididae), the hirudinean Erpobdella octoculata, the trichopteran Agraylea multipunctata, the ephemeropteran Caenis sp., and the amphipods Gmelinoides fasciatus and Pontogammarus robustoides colonized the drifting algae (Fig.
Most species were polychaetes but some hirudineans and sipunculans were also included; seven genera were proposed and 84 species were newly described.
The majority of the parasites specimens collected were monogeneans, followed by digeneans, nematodes and hirudineans. The monogenean Cosmetocleithrum sp.