hirudin


hi·ru·din

noun \hi-ˈrü-dən, ˈhir-(y)ə-\

Definition of HIRUDIN

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

Origin of HIRUDIN

from Hirudin, a trademark
First Known Use: 1905

hi·ru·din

noun \hir-ˈüd-ən, ˈhir-(y)əd-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HIRUDIN

: an anticoagulant extracted from the buccal glands of a leech

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