Gnathobdellida

noun plural
Gna·​thob·​del·​li·​da | \ ˌnā-ˌthäb-ˈdel-ə-də How to pronounce Gnathobdellida (audio) \

Medical Definition of Gnathobdellida

: an order or other taxon of leeches comprising those lacking a proboscis and having 2-toothed or 3-toothed chitinous jaws (as the medicinal leech and the land leeches)

Other Words from Gnathobdellida

gnathobdellid \ -​ˈdel-​əd How to pronounce gnathobdellid (audio) \ adjective

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“Gnathobdellida.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Gnathobdellida. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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