hirudin


hirudin

noun

  1. a gray or white, water-soluble acidic polypeptide obtained from the buccal gland of leeches, used in medicine chiefly as an anticoagulant.

noun

  1. med an anticoagulant extracted from the mouth glands of leeches

n.

  1. A substance extracted from the salivary glands of leeches and used as an anticoagulant.

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