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

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Greek bdélla “leech” + New Latin drilus “earthworm” (sense extrapolated from Greek drîlos “penis with the foreskin withdrawn, circumcised penis”)

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