Macrobdella

noun

Mac·​rob·​del·​la ˌmak-ˌräb-ˈdel-ə How to pronounce Macrobdella (audio)
: a genus of large active aquatic bloodsucking leeches including one (M. decora) that has been used medicinally in North America

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“Macrobdella.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Macrobdella. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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