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Leech

- Noun

Any one of numerous genera and species of annulose worms, belonging to the order Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, esp. those species used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied species.

- Noun

A glass tube of peculiar construction, adapted for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum.

- Noun

A physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing.

- Verb

To treat as a surgeon; to doctor; as, to leech wounds.

- Noun

The border or edge at the side of a sail.

- Verb

To bleed by the use of leeches.


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