Bdellodrilus

noun
Bdel·​lod·​ri·​lus | \ de-ˈlä-drə-ləs \

Definition of Bdellodrilus

: a genus of small leechlike oligochaete worms parasitic on the gills of crayfishes

History and Etymology for Bdellodrilus

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek bdélla "leech" + New Latin drilus "earthworm" (sense extrapolated from Greek drîlos "penis with the foreskin withdrawn, circumcised penis")

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“Bdellodrilus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bdellodrilus. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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