flea

Type: Term Pronunciation: flē Definitions: 1. An insect of the order Siphonaptera, marked by lateral compression, sucking mouthparts, extraordinary jumping powers, and ectoparasitic adult life in the hair and feathers of warm-blooded animals. Important fleas include Ctenocephalides felis (cat flea), or C. canis (dog flea), Pulex irritans (huma...
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Flea

[musician] Widely regarded as one of the best rock bass players of all time, in 2009, Rolling Stone{`}s readers ranked Flea the second-best bassist of all-time in their top ten poll, ranked behind only John Entwistle and ahead of Paul McCartney. Flea has also made occasional forays into acting, appearing in films that span many genres such ...
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flea

[n] - any wingless blood-sucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
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Flea

Flea (flē) transitive verb [ See Flay .] To flay. [ Obsolete] « He will be fleaed first And horse collars made of's skin.» J. Fletcher.
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Flea

Flea noun [ Middle English fle , flee , Anglo-Saxon fleá , fleáh ; akin to Dutch vtoo , Old High German flōh , German floh , Icelandic flō , Russian blocha ; probably from the root of English flee . √84. Se...
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flea

<entomology> An insect belonging to the genus Pulex, of the order Aphaniptera. ... Fleas are destitute of wings, but have the power of leaping energetically. The bite is poisonous to most persons. The human flea (Pulex irritans), abundant in Europe, is rare in America, where the dog flea (P. Canis) takes its place. ... A flea in the ear, an u...
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flea

noun any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
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flea

(fle) a small, wingless, bloodsucking insect. Many fleas are ectoparasites and may act as disease carriers; they act as vectors of such diseases as plague, tularemia, and brucellosis.
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Flea

• (v. t.) To flay. • (n.) An insect belonging to the genus Pulex, of the order Aphaniptera. Fleas are destitute of wings, but have the power of leaping energetically. The bite is poisonous to most persons. The human flea (Pulex irritans), abundant in Europe, is rare in America, where the dog flea (P. canis) takes its place. See Aphanipter...
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Flea

(from the article `Red Hot Chili Peppers`) ...friends Anthony Kiedis (b. Nov. 1, 1962Grand Rapids, Mich., U.S.), Flea (original name Michael Balzary; b. Oct. 16, 1962Melbourne, Austl.), ...
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flea

any of a group of bloodsucking insects that are important carriers of disease and can be serious pests. Fleas are parasites that live on the exterior ... [5 related articles]
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flea

flea, common name for any of the small, wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. The adults of both sexes eat only blood and are all external parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas have hard bodies flattened from side to side and piercing and sucking mouthparts. Their legs are powerful and adapted...
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Flea

The flea is several insects constituting the order Aphaniptera. They are small with two eyes, six feet and piercing stilets and a suctorial proboscis which is used to feed on the blood of animals. They can leap amazing distances.
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flea

Wingless insect of the order Siphonaptera, with blood-sucking mouthparts. Fleas are parasitic on warm-blooded animals. Some fleas can jump 130 times their own height. Species include the human flea Pulex irritans; the rat flea Xenopsylla cheopsis, the transmitter of plague and typhus; and (foste...
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Flea

[disambiguation] A flea is a parasitic insect. Flea may also refer to: In literature and fiction: ...
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Flea

Hystrichopsyllomorpha Pulicomorpha Fleas are the insects forming the order Siphonaptera. They are wingless, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some flea species include: Over 2,000 species have been described worldwide. == Morphology a...
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