crab louse(redirected from Pthirus pubis)
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Related to Pthirus pubis: pediculosis pubis
A parasitic louse (Phthirus pubis) that infests the pubic region and causes severe itching. Also called pubic louse.
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Phthirus inguinalis and Phthirus pubis; the louse that infests the pubic region and other hairy areas of the body. See: pediculosis
See also: louse
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crab louseThe human ectoparasite Pediculus pubis (Phthirus pubis ), which is usually confined to the genital area, especially in the pubic hair, and is transmitted during sexual intercourse.
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