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- n. A louse (of the family Pediculidae)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, same as pedicel.
- n. The leading genus of Pediculidæ, having the thorax distinct from and narrower than the abdomen, and the head conical and contracted at the base.
- n. [lowercase; pl. pediculi (-lī).] A louse.
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- n. type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
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Pediculosis corporis is dependent upon the presence of the pediculus corporis (_pediculus vestimenti_), a larger variety than that infesting the scalp.
Head lice also known as pediculus humanus in medical language are flat, tiny, wingless insects which often find their way into the scalp as parasites.
Pediculosis capitis (_pediculosis capillitii_), due to the presence of the pediculus capitis, occurs much more frequently in children than in adults.
Pediculosis is a term applied to that condition of local or general cutaneous irritation due to the presence of the animal parasite, the pediculus, or louse.
Louse, body (pediculus corporis), 274 clothes (pediculus corporis), 274 crab, 275 head (pediculus capitis), 272
Pediculosis pubis is a condition due to the presence of the pediculus pubis, or crab-louse.
#Is the pediculus pubis found upon any other part of the body?
Three varieties are presented, named according to the parts involved, pediculosis capitis, pediculosis corporis, and pediculosis pubis; the parasite in each being a distinct species of pediculus.
I must get a peep through that microscope of his and see the pediculus which occupies
-- I know what I consider your pediculus melittae, I said at length.
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