Definition of Genus Pulex
1. Noun. Type genus of the Pulicidae.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Pulicidae, Pulicidae
Member holonyms: Pulex Irritans
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pulex
Literary usage of Genus Pulex
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"Genus. Pulex, Linn. Pulex irritans, L., 1758. Male 2 to 2-5 mm. in length, females about 4 mm.; reddish or dark brown ; head without bristles; thoracic and ..."
2. Human Parasitology: With Notes on Bacteriology, Mycology, Laboratory by Damaso de Rivas (1920)
"This is the only species of the genus Pulex. The head is provided with a single hair at the posterior border and another hair anteriorly and below the eye ..."
3. Transactions by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1881)
"He ranked them under the genus pulex, and placed this genus, along with many ... In 1844 Gervais described all the species then known of the genus pulex, ..."
4. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... into the pupa state, incloses itself in a silken cocoon, and at the end of a few days assumes the imago or perfect state. In the genus Pulex the body is ..."
5. Sanitation for Medical Officers by Edward Bright Vedder (1917)
"While there are about 200 species, there are only three genera and a few species that are of medical interest. 1. genus Pulex. Pulex irritans. 2. ..."