from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A parasitic louse (Pediculus humanus subsp. humanus) that infests the clothes and body of humans and can transmit diseases such as typhus.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A kind of louse, the Pediculus corporis or P. vestimenti, which is parasitic on man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
parasitic insect, Pediculus humanus corporis, that infests the body and clothes of humansand feeds on blood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
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