sticktight flea

noun

stick·​tight flea ˈstik-ˈtīt- How to pronounce sticktight flea (audio)
: a flea of the genus Echidnophaga (E. gallinacea) that is parasitic especially on the heads of chickens and is a pest in the southern United States

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“Sticktight flea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sticktight%20flea. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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