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ceratophyllus in Medicine

Ceratophyllus

(sĕr′ə-tō-fĭləs, -tŏfə-ləs)
n.
  1. A genus of fleas found in temperate climates, including species parasitic to birds and small mammals.
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Historical Examples

  • An unwieldy genus (Ceratophyllus) comprises many species of different flea.

    The Flea

    Harold Russell

  • Dr Dampf introduced a number of common bird-fleas (Ceratophyllus gallin) of both sexes to some hairy caterpillars.

    The Flea

    Harold Russell

  • Among the commonest fowl-fleas which bite man are Ceratophyllus gallin and C. gallinul.

    The Flea

    Harold Russell

  • The European rat-flea (Ceratophyllus fasciatus) seems to be quite as readily able to transmit plague as the oriental insect.

    The Flea

    Harold Russell

  • Thus, temperature greatly influences the duration of the pupal period, which in Ceratophyllus fasciatus averages seventeen days.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley