from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A division of parasitic hemipterous insects, including the true lice. See Illust. in Appendix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as Pediculidæ.
  • Lice proper, as a suborder or other superfamily group of degraded parasitic hemipterous insects, apterous and ametabolous, with small indistinctly segmented thorax, enlarged abdomen, and mandibulate mouth. See Anoplura, Mallophaga, and louse.


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