bloodsucker vs hirudinean what difference

what is difference between bloodsucker and hirudinean

English

Alternative forms

  • bloudsucker (obsolete)
  • bloud-sucker (obsolete)
  • blood-sucker

Etymology

blood +‎ sucker

Noun

bloodsucker (plural bloodsuckers)

  1. An animal that drinks the blood of others, especially by sucking blood through a puncture wound; a hemovore.
  2. (by extension) Any parasite.
  3. (by extension) One who attempts to take as much from others as possible; a leech.
  4. A vampire.

Related terms

  • bloodsucking

Translations



English

Noun

hirudinean (plural hirudineans)

  1. Any leech of the subclass Hirudinea

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