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hir•u•din



Pronunciation: (hir'yu-din, hir'u-, hi-rOOd'n), [key]
n.
a gray or white, water-soluble acidic polypeptide obtained from the buccal gland of leeches, used in medicine chiefly as an anticoagulant.

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