from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Infestation with lice.
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- n. infestation with head lice
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The presence of lice; lousiness; phthiriasis.
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- n. infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
Human head lice, known as pediculosis capitis, are an ancient affliction that affects people around the world, particularly schoolchildren.
There are diseases of the skin due to local irritants, such as the various forms of trade eczema, scabies (itch), and pediculosis
Two other "catching" diseases cause city schools a great deal of trouble, -- trachoma and pediculosis (head lice).
 Trachoma and other contagious eye diseases, ringworm, impetigo, scabies, favus, and pediculosis; excluded only for persistent nontreatment.
In preventing pediculosis and infection of the eye vigilance and cleanliness are indispensable.
Once, in a Madrid café, the two of us encountered a Spanish marquis who wore celluloid cuffs, suffered from pediculosis and had been drunk for sixteen years.
If the physical examination has for its only result the entering of words upon record cards, then pediculosis and tuberculosis are of precisely equal importance.
In 1913-1914, the force was especially interested in the question of communicable disease and the proportion of conjunctivitis, ring worm, impetigo, scabies, and pediculosis discovered and treated was very large.
Do not report submaxillary enlargement in recurrent tonsilitis or carious teeth or post-cervical enlargement in pediculosis capitis, or in impetigo or eczema of the scalp.
There are also recorded instances in French literature in which persons affected with pediculosis, have, during sleep, unconsciously swallowed lice which were afterward found in the stools.
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