Pulex

noun

Pu·​lex ˈpyü-ˌleks How to pronounce Pulex (audio)
: a genus of fleas that is the type genus of the family Pulicidae and includes the most common flea (P. irritans) that regularly attacks human beings

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“Pulex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Pulex. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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