Siphonaptera

noun plural
Si·​phon·​ap·​tera | \ ˌsī-fən-ˈap-tə-rə How to pronounce Siphonaptera (audio) \

Medical Definition of Siphonaptera

: an order of insects consisting of the fleas

Learn More About Siphonaptera

Dictionary Entries Near Siphonaptera

sinuum

Siphonaptera

siphonophore

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Siphonaptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Siphonaptera. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!