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or 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.booklouse - minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papersbooklouse - 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
genus Liposcelis, Liposcelis - a genus of Psocidae
common booklouse, Trogium pulsatorium - a variety of booklouse
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org/content/12/8/20160322) journal Biology Letters found that most bugs were not pests, although dust mites and book lice were fairly common.
The Contractor shall perform pest control services to include but not limited to the elimination of rodents, mice, cockroaches, ants, moths, fleas, book lice, spiders, flies, wasps, bees, silverfish, birds, squirrels, cats, opossums, raccoons and bed bugs.
Among the more than 10,000 specimens they collected, and later studied under microscopes, were book lice, harmless cousins of head lice that feed on mold.
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The riggers were flown to the mainland after chirping book lice were found crawling in their bedding on the Delta platform in the Forties Field.
There is, for example, the hair follicle mite that makes its home in scalps and on eyelids (it has a taste for mascara); the scavenging dust mite that dines on the flakes of skin that the human body is constantly discarding; the larvae that are fond of wool and fur; the book lice, voracious consumers of literature of all sorts, and of course the billions of bacteria that are constantly doing battle in our bodies.