medicinal leech


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medicinal leech

n
(Medicine) a large European freshwater leech, Hirudo medicinalis, formerly used in medical bloodletting

medic′inal leech′


n.
a bloodsucking leech, Hirudo medicinalis, native to Europe, used historically by physicians to bleed patients.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medicinal leech - large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodlettingmedicinal leech - 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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The same result has followed from keeping together different varieties of the medicinal leech.
The medicinal leech has been the physician's ally since the year 900 CE.
In Russia, a medicinal leech costs less than $1, and a typical application requires three to seven of the ravenous little creatures.
Summary: In Russia, a medicinal leech costs less than $1, and a typical application requires three to seven of the ravenous little creatures
Another big blood sucker is Macrobdella decora, the American medicinal leech, replete with olive green back and gaudy orange belly.
The medicinal leech serves as a model for naturally occurring digestive-tract symbioses (Graf et at, 2006; Nelson and Graf, 2012).
Prolonged bleeding from the bite of the Asian medicinal leech Hirudo nipponia.
This is true for the short and stubby medicinal leech as well as for leeches that are long and cylindrical.
Non-Associative learning and serotonin induce similar bi-directional changes in excitability of a neuron critical for learning in the medicinal leech.
As well as expanding public access to the reserve, NWWT hopes to continue reviving the fortunes of species such as bats, brown hare, medicinal leech and adders.
My pet leech Archie is a medicinal leech or Hirudo medicinalis and is part of my demos.
For instance, the North American medicinal leech has orange-and-black polka dots.