northern rat flea

noun

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

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“Northern rat flea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/northern%20rat%20flea. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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