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n, pl -diculi (-ˈdɪkjʊˌlaɪ)
a louse
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Noun1.pediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humansPediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Pediculidae, Pediculidae - true lice: human lice and related forms
common louse, Pediculus humanus - head or body louse
head louse, Pediculus capitis - infests the head and body of humans
body louse, cootie, Pediculus corporis - a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
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What is the parasitic insect with the Latin name "Pediculus humanus capitas" better known as?
LBRF has been eradicated from all regions of the world, except the Horn of Africa, by activities that kill clothes lice (Pediculus humanus), which have also been referred to as body lice.
L undergoes a skin examination, which yields no evidence consistent with infestation with Pediculus humanus corporis (body louse) or Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies).
Caption: Pediculus humanus capitis, the head louse, is an Insect of the order Anoplura and is an ectoparasite whose only host is humans.
Some diatom species indicative of fluvial environment such as Meridion circulare, Cocconeis pediculus, C.
Pediculosis corporis--body lice or clothing lice--is also known as "vagabond's disease" and is caused by Pediculus humanus var corporis.
Hernandez, "Effective treatment of a patient infested with pediculus capitis by using 5% Indigofera suffruticosa Mill.