hirudin definition

  • noun:
    • A substance secreted by the buccal glands of leeches, effective at preventing coagulation by inactivating thrombin and found in medicine as an anticoagulant.
    • A peptide, acquired from the salivary glands of leeches, which is used as an anticoagulant

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