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- proper n. A taxonomic suborder within the order Phthiraptera — the sucking lice.
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- n.pl. A group of insects which includes the lice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An aberrant order of degraded parasitic hemipterous insects, or lice: synonymous with Mallophaga and Pediculina in some uses of these terms.
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- n. sucking lice
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Anoplura: wingless species without metamorphosis, habits epizoötic, thoracic segments similarly developed: a composite aggregation which includes both the biting and sucking lice.
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Anoplura and have long been associated with people.