pediculosis

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pe·dic·u·lo·sis

 (pə-dĭk′yə-lō′sĭs)
n.
Infestation with lice.

[Latin pēdiculus, diminutive of pēdis, louse; see pedicular + -osis.]

pe·dic′u·lous (-ləs) adj.

pediculosis

(pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol the state of being infested with lice
[C19: via New Latin from Latin pedīculus louse; see pedicular]
pediculous adj

pe•dic•u•lo•sis

(pəˌdɪk yəˈloʊ sɪs)

n.
infestation with lice of the genus Pediculus or Pthirus.
[1885–90; < Latin pēdicul(us) louse (see pedicular) + -osis]
pe•dic′u•lous (-ləs) adj.

pediculosis

an infestation with lice; lousiness. — pediculous, adj.
See also: Insects
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pediculosis - infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
head lice, pediculosis capitis - infestation of the scalp with lice
pediculosis corporis - infestation of body skin with lice
crabs, pediculosis pubis - infestation of the pubic hair by crab lice
Translations

pe·dic·u·lo·sis

n. pediculosis, infestación de piojos.

pediculosis

n pediculosis f, infestación f de piojos (esp. en la cabeza)
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