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a genus of fleas, several species of which transmit the microorganism causing plague.
Pulex ir´ritans a widely distributed species, known as the human flea, which infests domestic animals as well as humans, and may act as an intermediate host of certain helminths.
the human flea, a common flea that infests humans, many domestic animals (especially swine), and wild mammals and birds; a poor vector of plague.
A species that infests humans, dogs, hogs, and other mammals. It is an intermediate host of the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum. Synonym: human flea
See also: Pulex