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Related to lice: head lice, Body lice

lice

 [līs]
plural of louse.

lice

(līs),
Plural of louse.

lice

pediculophobia, phthiriophobia.

lice

(līs) plural of louse.

lice

(līs)
n.
Plural of louse.

lice

Etymology: AS, lus,
any of the small wingless insect order of Phthiraptera. This order has been divided into four suborders, Anoplura (sucking lice), Rhyncopthira, Ischnocere, and Amblycer. Lice are ectoparasites of birds and mammals and may spend their entire life cycle on a single host, attaching eggs to the hair shafts or feathers. They transfer to humans by direct contact. Three forms that infect humans are the head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis; the body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis; and the crab louse, Phthirus pubis. See also pediculosis.
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Human body louse
A flat wingless parasitic insect, that may be a carrier of pathogens; its plural is lice

lice

(līs)
Plural of louse.

lice

Small, wingless, insect parasites of humans. There are three kinds of human lice-the head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis , that lives on the scalp and feeds by sucking blood, the body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis , that lives in the seams of clothing close to the skin and move on to the body only to feed, and the crab louse, Phthirius pubis , that infests the pubic hair and, occasionally, the chest hair, armpit hair or eyebrows. Phthirius pubis is usually transmitted by sexual contact. Body lice transmit epidemic TYPHUS and RELAPSING FEVER.

lice

plural of louse.

bird lice
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Heads are infested, on average, two-four weeks before you discover you've got lice
The good news is that 97% of mothers knew that lice can be spread from a helmet or a hat, and 90% understood, correctly, that this statement was untrue; "If you have head lice, you must cut your hair.
Head lice can be difficult to see, even when the head is closely inspected.
When they follow this advice, head lice are allowed to spread further and quicker.
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The changes that made body lice possible happened in the DNA of the lice.
Schoolkids, with their sleepovers and close playing habits, provide just that, said lice expert Ian Burgess.
If your scalp is really itchy and you think you have head lice, scream and run around the house six times.
But the high-volume blower also slew 80 percent of the lice.
Once lice are in a family, every member must be treated.