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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.
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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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carnea, and in field corn, an unidentified species of an ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an earwig (Dermaptera: Forficulidae), and a booklouse (Psocoptera) (Table 1, Fig.
At the Kendall site in field corn, unidentified species of an ant, an earwig, and a booklouse were also found (Table 1).