Pediculus


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Related to Pediculus: Pediculus corporis, Phthirus, Pediculus humanus capitis

Pediculus

 [pĕ-dik´u-lus]
a genus of lice.
Pediculus huma´nus a species that feeds on human blood and is an important vector of relapsing fever, typhus, and trench fever; two subspecies are recognized: P. humanus var. capitis (head louse) found on the scalp hair, and P. humanus var. corporis (body, or clothes, louse) found elsewhere on the body.

Pediculus

(pĕ-dik'yū-lŭs),
A genus of parasitic lice (family Pediculidae) that live in the hair and feed periodically on blood. Important species include Pediculus humanus, the species of louse infecting humans; Pediculus humanus var. capitis, the head louse of humans; Pediculus humanus var. corporis (also called Pediculus vestimenti or Pediculus corporis), the body louse or clothes louse, which lives and lays eggs (nits) in clothing and feeds on the human body; and Pediculus pubis.
[L.]

pe·dic·u·lus

, pl.

pe·dic·u·li

(pĕ-dik'yū-lŭs, -lī), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): pedicle (1)
2. A louse.

Pediculus

/Pe·dic·u·lus/ (pĕ-dik´u-lus) a genus of lice. P. huma´nus, a species feeding on human blood, is a major vector of typhus, trench fever, and relapsing fever; it has two subspecies: P. huma´nus cap´itis (head louse) found on the scalp hair, and P. huma´nus cor´poris (body, or clothes, louse) found on the body.

pediculus

/pe·dic·u·lus/ (pĕ-dik´u-lus) pl. pedic´uli   [L.]
1. louse.

Pe·dic·u·lus

(pĕ-dik'yū-lŭs)
A genus of parasitic lice found in the hair feeding periodically on blood. Important species include P. humanus var. capitis, the human head louse; P. humanus var. corporis (also called P. corporis), the body louse or clothes louse, which lives and lays eggs (nits) in clothing and feeds on the human body; and P. pubis.
[L.]

pe·dic·u·lus

, pl. pediculi (pĕ-dik'yū-lŭs, -lī) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): pedicle (1) .
2. A louse.
See: Pediculus
[L. pedicle]
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Ovicidal and adulticidal activities of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark essential oil compounds and related compounds against Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae).
In contrast, Pediculus has repeatedly been recovered from mummies, probably of ordinary individuals, in North America and Greenland (Cockburn & Cockburn 1980; Ewing 1924; Hansen & Gullov 1989; Home 1979) as well as Egypt.
Permethrin resistance in the head louse Pediculus capitis from Israel.
There are two species of lice that infest humans: pubic lice, Pthirus pubis, and human head and body lice, Pediculus humanus.
The head louse, or Pediculus humanus capitis to give it its full name, is a parasite.
Key words: Annonaceous acetogenins, paw paw, thymol, tea tree oil, head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis
Or like the microscopic pediculus corporis (pubic lice) that I'll doubtless soon be harbouring.
Fortunately, the head louse--called pediculus capitis (peh-DIK-yoo-lus ka-PI-tis)--isn't harmful.
Indications and Usage: Ovide[R] Lotion is indicated for patients infected with Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice and their ova) of the scalp hair.
The head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, and the body louse, Pediculus humanus humanus, are obligatory ectoparasites that feed exclusively on human blood (4).