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or book louse (bo͝ok′lous′)
n. pl. book·lice or book lice (-līs′)
Any of various small, often wingless insects of the order Psocoptera that feed on stored flour products, paper, or bookbindings.


n, pl -lice
(Animals) any small insect of the order Psocoptera, esp Trogium pulsatorium (common booklouse), a wingless species that feeds on bookbinding paste, etc


or book′ louse`,

n., pl. -lice (-ˌlaɪs)
any of numerous minute wingless insects of the order Psocoptera.
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Noun1.booklouse - minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papersbooklouse - minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers
psocopterous insect - small soft-bodied insect with chewing mouthparts and either no wings or two pairs
genus Liposcelis, Liposcelis - a genus of Psocidae
common booklouse, Trogium pulsatorium - a variety of booklouse
References in periodicals archive ?
The cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius) and the booklouse (Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel) are two major insects in the warehouses of stored foods, grains, and some herbal medicines [2, 3].
(2011) showed that the essential oil of Cymbopogon distans aerial parts possessed strong repellency against the booklouse, Liposcelis bostrychophila, and the red flour beetle, Tribotium castaneum.
carnea, and in field corn, an unidentified species of an ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an earwig (Dermaptera: Forficulidae), and a booklouse (Psocoptera) (Table 1, Fig.