flea

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flea that breeds chiefly on cats and dogs and rats cat flea , Ctenocephalides felis
small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans chigger , chigoe , chigoe flea , Tunga penetrans
flea that attacks dogs and cats Ctenocephalides canis , dog flea
minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell; moves about like a flea by means of hairy branched antennae daphnia , water flea
acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash endemic typhus , murine typhus , rat typhus , urban typhus
sting inflicted by a flea flea bite
serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal pest , pestilence , pestis , plague
most common flea attacking humans Pulex irritans
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