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  • n. A louse (of the family Pediculidae)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, same as pedicel.
  • n. The leading genus of Pediculidæ, having the thorax distinct from and narrower than the abdomen, and the head conical and contracted at the base.
  • n. [lowercase; pl. pediculi (-lī).] A louse.

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

  • n. type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans


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