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siphonapterous

[sahy-fuh-nap-ter-uh s] /ˌsaɪ fəˈnæp tər əs/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the insect order Siphonaptera, comprising the fleas.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Siphonapter(a) (< Greek siphōn- siphono- + a- a-6 + -ptera, neuter plural of -pteros -pterous) + -ous
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