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Pronunciation: ser′ă-tof′-ă-lŭs


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, although these fleas have a wide range of hosts, including humans.

[cerat- (kerat-) + G. phyllon, leaf]

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