northern rat flea

noun

Medical Definition of northern rat flea

: a common and widely distributed flea of the genus Nosopsyllus (N. fasciatus) that is parasitic on rats and transmits murine typhus and possibly plague

Learn More About northern rat flea

Dictionary Entries Near northern rat flea

northern fowl mite

northern rat flea

nortriptyline

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Northern rat flea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/northern%20rat%20flea. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!