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Hirudo medicinalisused in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied
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
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 medicinalisBloodsucker 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
Meaning of Medicinalis from wikipedia
- Hirudo medicinalis
, the European medicinal
leech, is one of several species
used as "medicinal leeches". Other species
- (meaning "taking a handful"). In anatomy, the ring finger
is called digitus medicinalis
, the fourth
quartus, or digitus
- genus: Hirudo medicinalis
Linnaeus, 1758 Hirudo nipponia
Whitman, 1886 Three other
species, previously synonymized
with Hirudo medicinalis
, were described...
environments. The best-known, such as the medicinal
leech, Hirudo medicinalis
, are hematophagous, attaching themselves
to a host with a sucker
but has recently
as a separate species distinct
from the traditional
or European medicinal
leech, H. medicinalis
- "have wisdom
that can elevate
poet". Hirudo medicinalis
, the only species
that can suck human
blood, is identified...
- Coras medicinalis
is a species
of funnel weaver
in the family
of spiders known
as Agelenidae. It is found
in the United
States. "Coras medicinalis
- Friedrich, Quinti Sereni Liber Medicinalis
Leipzig, Teubner, 1916; Kai Brodersen, Quintus
Rat (Liber medicinalis
), Latin/German, Berlin...
- medicine. De Constitutione Artis Medicae
16. Of the art of medicine. Ars Medicinalis
1. On The Elements According
De elementis secundum
in the salivary glands
of blood-sucking leeches
(such as Hirudo medicinalis
) that has a blood anticoagulant
property. This is fundamental
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