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Hirudo medicinalis
used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied species. Note: In the mouth of bloodsucking leeches are three convergent, serrated jaws, moved by strong muscles. By the motion of these jaws a stellate incision is made in the skin, through which the leech sucks blood till it is gorged, and then drops off. The stomach has large pouches on each side to hold the blood. The common large bloodsucking leech of America (Macrobdella decora) is dark olive above, and red below, with black spots. Many kinds of leeches are parasitic on fishes; others feed upon worms and mollusks, and have no jaws for drawing blood. See Bdelloidea. Hirudinea, and Clepsine. 3. (Surg.) A glass tube of peculiar construction, adapted for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum. Horse leech, a less powerful European leech (H[ae]mopis vorax), commonly attacking the membrane that lines the inside of the mouth and nostrils of animals that drink at pools where it lives.
Hirudo medicinalis
Bloodsucker Blood"suck`er, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech (Hirudo medicinalis), and related species. 2. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer. [Obs.] --Shak. 3. A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.

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- Hirudo medicinalis, the European medicinal leech, is one of several species of leeches used as "medicinal leeches". Other species of Hirudo sometimes...
- (meaning "taking a handful"). In anatomy, the ring finger is called digitus medicinalis, the fourth finger, digitus annularis, digitus quartus, or digitus IV...
- genus: Hirudo medicinalis Linnaeus, 1758 Hirudo nipponia Whitman, 1886Three other species, previously synonymized with Hirudo medicinalis, were described...
- marine environments. The best-known, such as the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, are hematophagous, attaching themselves to a host with a sucker and...
- medicinalis is a species of funnel weaver in the family of spiders known as Agelenidae. It is found in the United States. "Coras medicinalis Report"...
- A medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) feeding on blood by sucking it from a human arm. Leeches naturally produce anaesthetic compounds to allow them...
- peptide in the salivary glands of blood-sucking leeches (such as Hirudo medicinalis) that has a blood anticoagulant property. This is fundamental for the...
- fresh water or soil. Aeromonas species are endosymbionts of Hirudo medicinalis, a species of leech that is FDA-approved for use in vascular surgery...
- "have wisdom and fortitude that can elevate the wiser poet". Hirudo medicinalis, the only species of leech in Britain that can suck human blood, is identified...
- species H. medicinalis but has recently been recognized as a separate species distinct from the traditional or European medicinal leech, H. medicinalis. "New...
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