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pulex in Medicine

Pulex Pu·lex (pyōō'lěks')
n.
A genus of fleas including Pulex irritans, the common flea that infests humans.

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  • There is no mistake as to the meaning and identity of pulex irritans, confound him!

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The male palpi are smaller than in pulex, though the males are larger.

  • The human flea (pulex irritans) appears to occupy an isolated position.

    The Flea Harold Russell
  • The indigenous fleas of America are only distant relatives of pulex irritans.

    The Flea Harold Russell
  • He also found that pulex irritans was capable of acting as the carrier.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • In streams, or in ponds with streams running into them, the fresh-water shrimps (Gammarus pulex) should always be tried.

    Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
  • Such small creatures as Daphnia pulex, Cyclops quadricornis and Rotifera should be introduced into ponds.

    Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
  • Daphnia must be reared in a stagnant pond, the fresh-water shrimp (Gammarus pulex) in running water, with plenty of weeds.

    Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
  • But the resources of one-and-twenty are not easily daunted, even by the presence of the cimex lectularius or the pulex irritans.

  • On the abdomen the front middle spot is not so distinct as in pulex, but in place of it are two white spots.

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