order Anoplura

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Noun1.order Anoplura - sucking liceorder Anoplura - sucking lice        
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
louse, sucking louse - wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
family Pediculidae, Pediculidae - true lice: human lice and related forms
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Caption: Pediculus humanus capitis, the head louse, is an insect of the order Anoplura and is an ectoparasite whose only host is humans.