Definition of Siphonaptera

1. Noun. Fleas.




Medical Definition of Siphonaptera

1. The fleas, an order of wingless insect ectoparasites highly adapted for survival in mammalian fur; they are flattened laterally, spined, and equipped with well-developed metathoracic legs for jumping. Origin: G. Siphon, tube, + G. A-priv. + pteron, wing (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Siphonaptera

Sinophone
Sinophones
Sinornis
Sint Maarten
Sinti
Siobhan
Sion
Siouan
Siouan-speaking
Siouan language
Sioux
Sioux City
Sioux Falls
Sipah-e-Sahaba
Siphona irritans
Siphonaptera (current term)
Sippar
Sipple
Sipple's syndrome
Sippy
Sipuncula
Siqueiros
Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
Sir Alec Guinness
Sir Alexander Fleming
Sir Alexander Korda
Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Sir Alexander Robertus Todd
Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell
Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Literary usage of Siphonaptera

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1. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"CHAPTER XXXII THE Siphonaptera The Siphonaptera or Fleas are curious, small insects ranging from about a twentieth to a sixth of an inch long. ..."

2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... FLEAS (Order Siphonaptera.) The insects of this order, comprising all of the true fleas, are all contained in a single family, the Pulicidae. ..."

3. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"The Siphonaptera or Fleas THE Siphonaptera OB FLEAS The Siphonaptera, or fleas (fig. 89) are wingless insects, ..."

4. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"The Siphonaptera or Fleas THE Siphonaptera OR FLEAS The Siphonaptera, or fleas (fig. 89) are wingless insects, ..."

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