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

  • n. A parasitic louse (Pediculus humanus subsp. corporis) that infests the body and clothes of humans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A parasitic insect, Pediculus humanus corporis, that infests the body and clothes of humans and feeds on blood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and clothes. See Grayback.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of louse, the Pediculus corporis or P. vestimenti, which is parasitic on man.

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

  • n. a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings

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