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.

crab louse

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

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
Translations
filckaveš muňka
satiainen

crab louse

npiattola
References in periodicals archive ?
pubis , also known as crab louse or pubic louse, is commonly transmitted sexually [sup][1] and may infest pubic hair and perianal areas, legs, forearms, chest, eyebrows, axillary hair and beard, and rarely involves the eyelashes (phthiriasis palpebrarum).
In all, there are 26 different stories, including the four mentioned above as well as crab louse, jumping face bug, kissing bug, Olympian flea, and toilet spiders to mention just a few, not to exclude the sex-enhancing Spanish fly.
In contemporary taxonomy, the louse that infects humans is called pediculus humanus and the crab louse is the phthirus pubis.