sucking louse


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Related to sucking louse: Chewing louse, Biting lice

suck·ing louse

blood-sucking mammalian ectoparasites (order Anoplura), characterized by a narrow head with piercing and sucking mouthparts that lie in a sac concealed in the head.
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sucking louse

n.
Any of various lice of the suborder Anoplura that have mouthparts capable of piercing and sucking and that feed on the blood of mammals, including humans.
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