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Any of several large leeches of the genus Haemopis.
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1. (Animals) any of several large carnivorous freshwater leeches of the genus Haemopis, esp H. sanguisuga
2. (Veterinary Science) an archaic name for a veterinary surgeon
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|Noun||1.||horseleech - any of several large freshwater leeches|
bloodsucker, hirudinean, leech - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
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