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hirudiniasis

Pronunciation: hir'u-di-ni'a-sis

Definition: A condition resulting from leeches, attaching themselves to the skin or being taken into the mouth or nose while drinking.

[L. hirudo, leech, + G. -iasis, healing, therapy]

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