: an anticoagulant extracted from the buccal glands of the medicinal leech
Examples of hirudin in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe team also found that sulfated anophelins are more effective than hirudin, a blood-thinning molecule derived from the salivary juices of leeches, which is occasionally used in clinical settings.
Vanessa Zainzinger, Science | AAAS, 10 Apr. 2018
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