sucking louse

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

suck·ing louse

blood-sucking mammalian ectoparasites (order Anoplura), characterized by a narrow head with piercing and sucking mouthparts that lie in a sac concealed in the head.

sucking louse

n.
Any of various lice of the suborder Anoplura that have mouthparts capable of piercing and sucking and that feed on the blood of mammals, including humans.
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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.
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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).
Economic considerations associated with Pediculus humanus capitis infestation.
The human body louse, Pediculus humanus humanus, is a human parasite and is responsible for the transmission of bacteria that cause epidemic typhus, relapsing fever and trench fever.