sea louse


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sea louse

n. pl. sea lice
Any of several parasitic copepods, especially Caligus elongatus and Lepeophtheirus salmonis, that infect many species of wild and farmed fish.
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Noun1.sea louse - marine isopod crustacean
isopod - any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling
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