pubic louse


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pubic louse

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Noun1.pubic louse - a louse that infests the pubic region of the human bodypubic louse - a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body
louse, sucking louse - wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
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pubis , also known as crab louse or pubic louse, is commonly transmitted sexually [sup][1] and may infest pubic hair and perianal areas, legs, forearms, chest, eyebrows, axillary hair and beard, and rarely involves the eyelashes (phthiriasis palpebrarum).
Other contenders for the prize include the pubic louse and the pig-nosed turtle.
Humans are the sole hosts of the pubic louse (Pthirus pubis), the body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus), and the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) (1).