malacobdella definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of nemertean worms, parasitic inside gill hole of clams as well as other bivalves. They will have a large posterior sucker, like that of a leech. See Illust. of bdellomorpha.
    • A genus of worms, previously allowed to be leeches, today considered to be parasitic nemerteans, kind of a family group Malacobdellid√¶. M. grossa is a parasite based in the gills of varied mollusks.

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