Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for ceratophyllus
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
  • 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
  • Nuttall readily transmitted the trypanosomes through the agency of fleas, (ceratophyllus fasciatus and Ctenopthalmus agyrtes).

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

Word of the Day

Nearby words for ceratophyllus

Word Value for ceratophyllus

Scrabble Words With Friends