Mallophaga definition

  • noun-plural:
    • a thorough set of bugs which are parasitic on wild birds and animals, and prey on the feathers and tresses; -- called also bird lice. See Bird louse, under bird.
  • others:
    • a team of ametabolous apterous parasitic insects with mandibulate mouth-parts and coalesced mesometathorax, jointed antennæ and palpi, superior spiracles, and brief stout legs ending in hooked claws.
  • noun:
    • biting lice

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