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hirudin

noun hi·ru·din \hi-ˈrü-dən, ˈhir-(y)ə-\

Definition of HIRUDIN

:  an anticoagulant extracted from the buccal glands of the medicinal leech
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Origin of HIRUDIN

from Hirudin, a trademark
First Known Use: 1905
Medical Dictionary

hirudin

noun hi·ru·din \hir-ˈüd-ən, ˈhir-(y)əd-ən\

Medical Definition of HIRUDIN

:  an anticoagulant extracted from the buccal glands of a leech

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