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pediculus

(pɛˈdɪkjʊləs)
n, pl -diculi (-ˈdɪkjʊˌlaɪ)
a louse
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Noun1.pediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humansPediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Pediculidae, Pediculidae - true lice: human lice and related forms
common louse, Pediculus humanus - head or body louse
head louse, Pediculus capitis - infests the head and body of humans
body louse, cootie, Pediculus corporis - a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
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References in periodicals archive ?
"El pelo queda duro y tieso por una mezcla de aceite de foca y tierra colorada entremezclada con (...) huevos de Pediculi capitis que se guardan muy bien de destruir en prevision de que la eclosion de estos parasitos les suministra un manjar delicioso para ellos" (Segers, 1891: 60).
The Pediculi and Mallophaga affecting man and the lower animals.
1K); ID = insemination duct; l = length; LOP = lorum pediculi - the lorum is a longitudinal sclerite covering the dorsal side of the petiolus - it may be single or composed of two consecutive or juxtaposed sclerites separated by a membrane (Simon 1892:4, figs.