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Pulex

 [pu´leks]
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Pulex

(pū'leks),
A genus of fleas (family Pulicidae, order Siphonaptera).
[L. flea]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Pu·lex

(pyū'leks)
A genus of fleas (family Pulicidae, order Siphonaptera).
[L. flea]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012