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

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  • Describe the cutaneous disturbance produced by the pulex irritans.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • The human flea (pulex irritans) appears to occupy an isolated position.

    The Flea Harold Russell
  • The male palpi are smaller than in pulex, though the males are larger.

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

    The Flea Harold Russell
  • Such small creatures as Daphnia pulex, Cyclops quadricornis and Rotifera should be introduced into ponds.

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

  • Describe the cutaneous disturbance produced by the pulex penetrans.

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

  • But in England, and probably in other parts of Europe as well, pulex irritans is an undoubted parasite of the badger.

    The Flea Harold Russell

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