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hirudin

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

Definition of hirudin

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



Origin and Etymology of hirudin

from Hirudin, a trademark


First Known Use: 1905


Medical Dictionary

hirudin

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

Medical Definition of hirudin

  1. :  an anticoagulant extracted from the buccal glands of a leech




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of hirudin Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about hirudin


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