Medical Definition of Ceratophyllus

1. 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, though these fleas have a wide range of hosts, including man. Origin: cerat-(kerat-) + G. Phyllon, leaf Ceratophyllus punjatensis, a species abundant on wild and domestic rodents in India; may serve as a liaison agent between wild rodents and man in the transmission of plague. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceratophyllus

Cerastes cornutus
Cerastium
Cerastium alpinum
Cerastium arvense
Cerastium tomentosum
Ceratitis
Ceratitis capitata
Ceratodontidae
Ceratonia
Ceratonia siliqua
Ceratopetalum
Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Ceratophyllaceae
Ceratophyllidae
Ceratophyllum
Ceratophyllus
Ceratopogon
Ceratopsia
Ceratopsidae
Ceratopteris
Ceratopteris pteridioides
Ceratopteris thalictroides
Ceratostomataceae
Ceratostomella
Ceratostomella ulmi
Ceratotherium
Ceratotherium simum
Cerberean
Cerberian
Cerberus

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