Pediculus

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pediculus

(pɛˈdɪkjʊləs)
n, pl -diculi (-ˈdɪkjʊˌlaɪ)
a louse
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Noun1.pediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humansPediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Pediculidae, Pediculidae - true lice: human lice and related forms
common louse, Pediculus humanus - head or body louse
head louse, Pediculus capitis - infests the head and body of humans
body louse, cootie, Pediculus corporis - a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
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1 The three major lice that infest humans are Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice), Phthirus pubis (crab lice) and Pediculus humanus corporis (body lice).
1), both with a total score of 288 and in an alignment of the amino acid sequences with 141 identities in 143 possible matches (99% identity); to Pediculus humanus corporis (XP_002433088.
Body lice, or Pediculus humanus corporis, normally thrive in areas where humans live in crowded conditions.