Ichthyobdella

noun

Ich·​thy·​ob·​del·​la
: a genus (the type of the family Ichthyobdellidae) of elongated freshwater and marine leeches (order Rhynchobdellida) parasitic on fishes and other vertebrates

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from ichthy- + -bdella

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“Ichthyobdella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ichthyobdella. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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