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ceratophyllus in Medicine

Ceratophyllus Cer·a·to·phyl·lus (sěr'ə-tō-fĭl'əs, -tŏf'ə-ləs)
A genus of fleas found in temperate climates, including species parasitic to birds and small mammals.

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  • 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
  • Mitzmain has described in detail the act of biting on man, as observed in the squirrel flea, ceratophyllus acutus.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • An unwieldy genus (ceratophyllus) comprises many species of different flea.

    The Flea Harold Russell
  • Nuttall readily transmitted the trypanosomes through the agency of fleas, (ceratophyllus fasciatus and Ctenopthalmus agyrtes).

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • Dr Dampf introduced a number of common bird-fleas (ceratophyllus gallin) of both sexes to some hairy caterpillars.

    The Flea Harold Russell

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