Siphonaptera

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Siphonaptera

[‚sī·fə′näp·trə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The fleas, an order of insects characterized by a small, laterally compressed, oval body armed with spines and setae, three pairs of legs modified for jumping, and sucking mouthparts.