from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. 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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