crab louse

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crab louse

n.
A parasitic louse (Phthirus pubis) that infests the pubic region and causes severe itching. Also called pubic louse.
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crab louse

n
(Animals) a parasitic louse, Pthirus (or Phthirus) pubis, that infests the pubic region in humans
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crab′ louse`


n.
a crablike louse, Phthirus pubis, that infests pubic hair and other body hair in humans.
[1540–50]
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Noun1.crab louse - a louse that infests the pubic region of the human bodycrab 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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Translations
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satiainen

crab louse

npiattola
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References in periodicals archive ?
Pediculosis pubis, also known as pubic lice, or "crabs," is an infestation of Phthirus pubis.
Insanda uc farkli bit turu yasar: Pediculus humanus var capitis (bas biti) cogunlukla basta saclar arasinda; Pediculus humanus var corporis (vucut biti) vucutta ic camasirlarin ve giysilerin uzerinde; Phthirus pubis (kasik biti) kasik bolgesindeki killara tutunarak yasamaktadir (1, 2).
Louse is an ectoparasite of many warm blooded animals.1 The three major lice that infest humans are Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice), Phthirus pubis (crab lice) and Pediculus humanus corporis (body lice).2 Pediculosis capitis has been well-known since ancient times.3 Infestation with Pediculosis capitis or head lice is a common health problem which most commonly involve children five to 15 years old.4,5