pediculus definition

  • noun:
    • A louse (for the family Pediculidae)
    • In botany, identical to pedicel.
    • The leading genus of Pediculidæ, having the thorax distinct from and narrower compared to abdomen, plus the head conical and contracted at base.
    • [lowercase; pl. pediculi (-lī).] A louse.
    • type genus of Pediculidae: real lice infecting people

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