stick-tight flea
Echidnophaga E*chid"no*pha*ga, n. (Zo["o]l.) a genus of fleas including the {stick-tight flea} ({Echidnophaga gallinacea}), which is a serious pest in subtropical America, infesting poultry and frequently attacking man and domestic animals. --[Stedman] [PJC]

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  • sticktight flea — stick·tight flea stik tīt n a flea of the genus Echidnophaga (E. gallinacea) that is parasitic esp. on the heads of chickens and is a pest in the southern U.S. * * * Echidnophaga gallinacea …   Medical dictionary

  • Echidnophaga — E*chid no*pha*ga, n. (Zo[ o]l.) a genus of fleas including the {stick tight flea} ({Echidnophaga gallinacea}), which is a serious pest in subtropical America, infesting poultry and frequently attacking man and domestic animals. [Stedman] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Echidnophaga gallinacea — Echidnophaga E*chid no*pha*ga, n. (Zo[ o]l.) a genus of fleas including the {stick tight flea} ({Echidnophaga gallinacea}), which is a serious pest in subtropical America, infesting poultry and frequently attacking man and domestic animals.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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