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. --[Stedman] [PJC]

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  • Echidnophaga gallinacea — noun parasitic on especially the heads of chickens • Syn: ↑sticktight, ↑sticktight flea • Hypernyms: ↑flea • Member Holonyms: ↑Echidnophaga, ↑genus Echidnophaga …   Useful english dictionary

  • Echidnophaga gallinacea — The sticktight flea, a serious pest of poultry in subtropical America; also frequently attacks domestic mammals and humans …   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 — noun a genus of Siphonaptera • Syn: ↑genus Echidnophaga • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Siphonaptera, ↑order Siphonaptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Echidnophaga — noun a genus of Siphonaptera • Syn: ↑Echidnophaga • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Siphonaptera, ↑order Siphonaptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sticktight flea — noun parasitic on especially the heads of chickens • Syn: ↑sticktight, ↑Echidnophaga gallinacea • Hypernyms: ↑flea • Member Holonyms: ↑Echidnophaga, ↑genus Echidnophaga * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • flea — /flee/, n. 1. any of numerous small, wingless bloodsucking insects of the order Siphonaptera, parasitic upon mammals and birds and noted for their ability to leap. 2. either of two common fleas of the genus Ctenocephalides, the very small, black… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • sticktight — noun 1. any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing • Syn: ↑bur marigold, ↑burr marigold, ↑beggar ticks, ↑beggar s ticks • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex …   Useful english dictionary

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