sticktight flea

/stɪktaɪt ˈfli/ (say stiktuyt 'flee)

a tropical parasite flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea, especially found on the heads of chickens.
Also, stickfast flea.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sticktight flea — noun parasitic on especially the heads of chickens • Syn: ↑sticktight, ↑Echidnophaga gallinacea • Hypernyms: ↑flea • Member Holonyms: ↑Echidnophaga, ↑genus Echidnophaga * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • sticktight flea — stick·tight flea stik tīt n a flea of the genus Echidnophaga (E. gallinacea) that is parasitic esp. on the heads of chickens and is a pest in the southern U.S. * * * Echidnophaga gallinacea …   Medical dictionary

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  • flea — An insect of the order Siphonaptera, marked by lateral compression, sucking mouthparts, extraordinary jumping powers, and ectoparasitic adult life in the hair and feathers of warm blooded animals. Important fleas include Ctenocephalides felis… …   Medical dictionary

  • sticktight — noun 1. any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing • Syn: ↑bur marigold, ↑burr marigold, ↑beggar ticks, ↑beggar s ticks • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flea — Taxobox name = Flea image width = 200px image caption = Scanning electron microscope (SEM) depiction of a flea domain = Eukaryota regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • stickfast flea — /stɪkfast ˈfli/ (say stikfahst flee) noun → sticktight flea …   Australian English dictionary

  • hen flea — noun : sticktight flea …   Useful english dictionary

  • stickfast flea — noun Australia : sticktight flea …   Useful english dictionary

  • tropical hen flea — noun : sticktight flea …   Useful english dictionary

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