Definition of Body louse

1. Noun. A parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings.

Exact synonyms: Cootie, Pediculus Corporis
Generic synonyms: Louse, Sucking Louse
Group relationships: Genus Pediculus, Pediculus



Definition of Body louse

1. Noun. A parasitic insect, ''Pediculus humanus corporis'', that infests the body and clothes of humans and feeds on blood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Body Louse

body dysmorphic disorder
body fluid
body fluid compartments
body fluids
body forth
body guard
body hair
body hairs
body horror
body image
body language
body languages
body length
body lice
body lotion
body louse (current term)
body mechanics
body modification
body modifications
body odor
body odors
body odour
body odours
body of caudate nucleus
body of clavicle
body of epididymis
body of fornix

Literary usage of Body louse

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1. On Animal and Vegetable Parasites of the Human Body: A Manual of Their by Friedrich Küchenmeister (1857)
"The Body-Louse = Pediculus vestimenti. (Tab. IX, fig. 13.) Synon. ... The principal distinction between the body-louse and the head-louse lies in the size; ..."

2. A Textbook of Bacteriology: A Practical Treatise for Students and by Hans Zinsser, Frederick Fuller Russell (1922)
"It is the first two of these, the body louse and the head louse with which sanitarians ... The body louse prefers to lay its eggs on the inner surfaces of ..."

3. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"Control of Body Lou-se The body louse occasionally lays its eggs on the hairs of the body, but most of the measures involving treatment of the body are ..."

4. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"These latter authors have recently shown that the head louse (Pediculus capitis) may also transmit the infection. The rôle of the body louse in the ..."

5. Chemical and microscopical diagnosis by Francis Carter Wood (1909)
"... but occasionally is found in other portions of the body. • Pediculus vestimenti (body louse).—The parasite measures from 2 to 4 mm. in length Fio. 118. ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Two species of Pediculus are found on tho human body, and are known ordinarily as the-head-louse (P. capitis) and the body-louse (P. ..."

7. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"... inguinalis) The body louse is the "cootie" of the "AEF" or the "gray- back" of the lumber camps. It attaches itself to clothing, concealing itself in ..."

8. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"... inguinalis] The body louse is the "cootie" of the "AEF" or the "gray- back" of the lumber camps. It attaches itself to clothing, concealing itself in ..."

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