Hi·​ru·​do hi-ˈrü-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce Hirudo (audio)
: a genus of leeches that is the type of the family Hirudinidae and includes the common medicinal leech (H. medicinalis)

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“Hirudo.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hirudo. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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