Haemadipsa | definition of Haemadipsa by Medical dictionary
Haemadipsa (hē″mă-dĭp′să) [Gr. haima, blood + dipsa, thirst]
A genus of terrestrial leeches found in Asia that attach to humans and animals.
A species of leech found in certain humid, tropical areas.
References in periodicals archive
We describe a case of Japanese spotted fever after a land leech (Haemadipsa
zeylanica japonica) bite.
Bai et al., "Identification and characterization of a novel neuropeptide (neuropeptide Y-HS) from leech salivary gland of Haemadipsa
sylvestris," Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, vol.
Such an example is PAN *qaNimatek 'jungle leech, Haemadipsa
spp.' (see ACD).