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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