Pediculus humanus capitis


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Related to Pediculus humanus capitis: head louse, head lice, Pediculus humanus corporis, Pediculus humanus humanus

Pediculus humanus capitis

a species of head lice.
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Pediculosis capitis

Pediculus humanus capitis

The head louse that lives in the fine hair of the head, including the beard and eyebrows. Its eggs, commonly called nits, may be found glued to hairs. They form nests in the vicinity of the ears. This organism is the cause of pediculosis capitis.
See also: Pediculus
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Ovicidal and adulticidal activities of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark essential oil compounds and related compounds against Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae).
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