hirudin

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

Definition of hirudin

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

Origin and Etymology of hirudin

from Hirudin, a trademark


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hirudin

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

medical Definition of hirudin

: an anticoagulant extracted from the buccal glands of a leech

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