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Flea

(Science: entomology) An insect belonging to the genus pulex, of the order aphaniptera.

fleas are destitute of wings, but have the power of leaping energetically. The bite is poisonous to most persons. The human flea (pulex irritans), abundant in Europe, is rare in America, where the dog flea (P. Canis) takes its place.

a flea in the ear, an unwelcome hint or unexpected reply, annoying like a flea; an irritating repulse; as, to put a flea in one's ear; to go away with a flea in one's ear. Beach flea, black flea, etc. See beach, etc.

Origin: oe. Fle, flee, as. Flea, fleah; akin to D, OHG. Flh, g. Floh, Icel. Fl, Russ. Blocha; prob. From the root of E. Flee. 84. See Flee.


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... only about 23,000 But that is not all. Recently researchers have found that a pea aphid has about 34,600 genes and better still, that the water flea has 39,000 genes. How does Darwinian theory explain this? The relation you hold here is that an increase in the NUMBER of genes is an increase ...

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Small worms on floor.

Flea larvae are not black, and they're not visible as worms - they are tiny light dots. Magnified, they look a bit like bristly maggots. Don't know what you've got, but it's not flea larvae.

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by Darby
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:23 pm
 
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Small worms on floor.

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by tescgrad
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:11 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
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