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Any of numerous lice that have chewing mouthparts and feed on the feathers, fur, and skin of birds and mammals. Also called chewing louse.
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(Animals) See louse2
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|Noun||1.||biting louse - wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds|
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
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