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leech

leech

 
pronunciation:
lich
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part of speech: noun
definition: a kind of worm that lives in water or mud and sucks blood from animals. Leeches were once used in medicine to draw blood from people. Leaches are still sometimes used to prevent blood from clotting when reattaching fingers and toes that have been cut off.
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  blood, invertebrate, worm