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1) flea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The adults of both sexes eat only blood and are all external parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas have hard bodies flattened from side to side and piercing and sucking...

2) rickettsia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Rickettsias are named after their discoverer, the American pathologist Harold Taylor Ricketts, who died of typhus in Mexico after confirming the infectious agent...

3) plague. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Black Death), both forms of the same infection. These acute febrile diseases are caused by Pasteurella pestis (Yersinia pestis), discovered independently by Shibasaburo...

4) pennyroyal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Labiatae (mint family), usually distinguished as true, or European, pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) and American, or mock, pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides). Both have...

5) crustacean. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Most of the 44,000 crustacean species are marine, but there are many freshwater forms. The few groups that inhabit terrestrial areas have not been particularly successful...

6) typhus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Typhus diseases are characterized by high fever and an early onset of rash and headache. They respond to antibiotic treatment with tetracycline and chloramphenicol...

7) mint, in botany. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees. Members of the family are found throughout the world, but the chief center of distribution...

8) Arthropoda. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The arthropods include crustaceans, insects, centipedes, millipedes, symphylans, pauropodans, and the extinct trilobites. Arthropods are characterized by a segmented...

9) pompano. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Palometus simillimus, members of a large and important family of mackerellike fishes, abundant in warm seas around the world. They have deeply forked tails set on...

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