crab louse


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Related to crab louse: fish louse, head lice, Crab Lice

crab louse

n.
A parasitic louse (Phthirus pubis) that infests the pubic region and causes severe itching. Also called pubic louse.

crab louse

Phthirus inguinalis and Phthirus pubis; the louse that infests the pubic region and other hairy areas of the body. See: pediculosis
See also: louse

crab louse

The 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.