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xenopsylla in Medicine

Xenopsylla Xen·op·syl·la (zěn'ŏp-sĭl'ə, zěn'ə-sĭl'ə)
A genus of fleas parasitic on rats and involved in the transmission of bubonic plague.

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  • A plague flea (xenopsylla) has been found on an African swift.

    The Flea Harold Russell
  • A flea killed by the disinfecting mixture at this desk was identified at the Bureau of Science as a rat flea (xenopsylla cheopis).

    Plague Thomas Wright Jackson

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