noun plural

Hir·​u·​din·​i·​dae ˌhir-(y)ə-ˈdin-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Hirudinidae (audio)
: a family of aquatic leeches that have 5-ringed segments, 5 pairs of eyes, and usually 3-toothed jaws and that include the common medicinal leech

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“Hirudinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hirudinidae. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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