A genus of fleas (family Ceratophyllidae) found in temperate climates; includes important fleas of poultry such as Ceratophyllus niger, the western chicken flea, and Ceratophyllus gallinae, the European chicken flea, although these fleas have a wide range of hosts, including humans.
[cerat- (kerat-) + G. phyllon, leaf]
Ceratophyllus/Cer·a·to·phyl·lus/ (ser″ah-tof´ĭ-lus) a genus of fleas.
a genus of fleas in the order Siphonaptera. Includes Ceratophyllus columbae, C. (Nosopsyllus) fasciatus, C. gallinae, C. garei, C. niger (Western chicken flea—rodents and wild birds).