Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
a genus of lice. P. pu´bis is the pubic or crab louse, a species that infests human pubic hair and sometimes other hairy areas; see also pediculosis pubis.
Phthirus pu´bis the pubic louse or crab louse, a species that infests the pubic hair and sometimes other hairy areas of the body of humans. See also pediculosis pubis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The crab louse. It infests primarily the pubic region but it may also be found in armpits, beard, eyebrows, and eyelashes.See: pediculosis pubis
See also: Phthirus
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners