Definition of Pulex

1. Noun. Type genus of the Pulicidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Pulex
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Pulicidae, Pulicidae
Member holonyms: Pulex Irritans

Definition of Pulex

1. n. A genus of parasitic insects including the fleas. See Flea.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulex

Puerto Rican Sign Language
Puerto Rican Virgin Islands
Puerto Ricans
Puerto Rico
Puffinus puffinus
Puget Sound
Puka Inti
Pulex (current term)
Pulex irritans
Pulicaria dysenterica
Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prizes
Pullman car

Literary usage of Pulex

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1905)
"C. ADAMS, 50, Ashley Gardens, SW : March 8th, 1905. Occurrence of Pulex ... Pulex cheopis, Rothschild, in England.—Wishing to obtain specimens of rat- fleas ..."

2. Morphology of Invertebrate Types by Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch (1916)
"DAPHNIA Pulex Muller Material. Specimens of Daphnia pulex may be collected at ... The body of Daphnia pulex, like that of all arthropods, is segmented or ..."

3. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"Specimens were sent me from Texas, where they not only attack poultry but also children, the latter somewhat severely. It also occurs on cats. 4. Pulex ..."

4. A System of Physiologic Therapeutics: A Practical Exposition of the Methods by Solomon Solis-Cohen (1903)
"COMMON FLEA (Pulex IRRITANS). a, Larva. b, Pupa, c. Imago enlarged. ... The common house flea (Pulex irritans) and the cat and dog flea (Pulex ..."

5. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by James Meschter Anders (1898)
"Pulex Penetrans ("Jigger").—This parasite, also called "sand-flea." is indigenous to the West Indies, South America, and the Southern States. ..."

6. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders (1900)
"Pulex Irritans (Common Flea).—This "ubiquitous" parasite is from 2 to 4 mm. ... Pulex Penetrans (" Jigger ").—This parasite, also called "sand-flea. ..."

7. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders, John Herr Musser (1917)
"Pulex Irritans (Common Flea).—This "ubiquitous" parasite is from 2 to 4 mm. ... Pulex Penetrans (Jigger).—This parasite, also called ..."

8. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"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 abdominal rings of ..."

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