leechlike


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Adj.1.leechlike - of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another; "a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses"; "parasitic vines that strangle the trees"; "bloodsucking blackmailer"; "his indolent leechlike existence"
dependent - relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"
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Embedded in a fossilized cocoon, mineralized sperm from what may have been a leechlike worm have stuck around for about 50 million years.
Pronin, "Leechlike parasites (Clitellata, Acanthobdellida) infecting native and endemic Eastern Siberian salmon fishes," The Scientific World Journal, vol.
Ramsay succeeds in presenting us with both his limited mind, his need for sympathy, his leechlike attachment to women, and his ill temper, as well as his honesty, sincerity, integrity, courage, and capacity for tenderness" (36).