Definition of Hirudo. Meaning of Hirudo. Synonyms of Hirudo

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Definition of Hirudo

Hirudo
Hirudo Hi*ru"do, n. [L., a leech.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of leeches, including the common medicinal leech. See Leech.

Meaning of Hirudo from wikipedia

- Hirudo medicinalis, the European medicinal leech, is one of several species of leeches used as "medicinal leeches". Other species of Hirudo sometimes...
- Hirudo is a genus of leeches of the family Hirudinidae. It was described by Carl Linnaeus in his landmark 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae. The two...
- Hirudo orientalis is a species of medicinal leech. It has been confused with Hirudo medicinalis, but has recently been recognized as a different species...
- Hirudo verbana is a species of leech. Hirudo verbana has long been used as a medicinal leech under the species H. medicinalis, but has recently been recognized...
- Hirudo sulukii is a species of leech that has been found from Kara Lake of Adiyaman, Sülüklü Lake of Gaziantep and Segirkan wetland of Batman in Turkey...
- marine environments. The best-known species, such as the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, are hematophagous, attaching themselves to a host with a sucker...
- capillaries of the gut, and about 75 percent of all species of leeches (e.g., Hirudo medicinalis), a free-living worm, are hematophagous. Some fish, such as...
- Family: Petromyzontidae Genus: Ichthyomyzon Species: I. castaneus Binomial name Ichthyomyzon castaneus Girard, 1858 Synonyms Ichthyomyzon hirudo Girard 1858...
- Family: Haemopidae Genus: Haemopis Species: H. sanguisuga Binomial name Haemopis sanguisuga (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonyms Hirudo sanguisuga Linnaeus, 1758...
- occurring peptide in the salivary glands of blood-sucking leeches (such as Hirudo medicinalis) that has a blood anticoagulant property. This is fundamental...