Hirudin Definition

hîr-o͝odn, hîrə-dən, -yə-
A substance found in the salivary glands of leeches that prevents the coagulation of blood.
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Origin of Hirudin

  • Originally a trademark from Latin hirūdō leech

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin hirudo (“leech”) + -in

    From Wiktionary

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