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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sucking louse (Phthirus pubis) that generally infests the pubic region and causes severe itching.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A parasitic insect, Pthirus pubis, that lives amongst the pubic hairs of humans and feeds on blood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a species of louse (Phthirius pubis), sometimes infesting the human body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of louse, Pediculus or Phthirius pubis or inguinalis, found at times in the hair of the pubis and perin├Žum, and sometimes on other portions of the body, clinging with great tenacity, and difficult to eradicate: so called from its shape and general appearance. It is destroyed by mercurial ointment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body

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