booklouse(redirected from book lice)
Related to book lice: silverfish
book·louseor book louse (bo͝ok′lous′)
n. pl. book·lice or book lice (-līs′)
Any of various small, often wingless insects of the order Psocoptera that feed on stored flour products, paper, or bookbindings.
n, pl -lice
(Animals) any small insect of the order Psocoptera, esp Trogium pulsatorium (common booklouse), a wingless species that feeds on bookbinding paste, etc
or book′ louse`,
n., pl. -lice (-ˌlaɪs)
any of numerous minute wingless insects of the order Psocoptera.
|Noun||1.||booklouse - minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers|
psocopterous insect - small soft-bodied insect with chewing mouthparts and either no wings or two pairs