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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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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.