Definition of Crab louse

1. Noun. A louse that infests the pubic region of the human body.

Exact synonyms: Crab, Phthirius Pubis, Pubic Louse
Generic synonyms: Louse, Sucking Louse
Group relationships: Genus Phthirius, Genus Phthirus, Phthirius, Phthirus



Definition of Crab louse

1. Noun. A parasitic insect, ''Phthirus pubis'', that lives amongst the pubic hairs of humans and feeds on blood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crab Louse

crab-eating seal
crab Louis
crab apple
crab boil
crab boils
crab burger
crab burgers
crab cactus
crab canon
crab canons
crab cocktail
crab grass
crab hand
crab legs
crab lice
crab louse (current term)
crab mentality
crab plover
crab spider
crab spiders
crab yaws
crabapple
crabapple jelly
crabapples
crabbed
crabbedly
crabbedness
crabbednesses
crabber
crabbers

Literary usage of Crab louse

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1. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"CONTROL OF LICE ON THE RODY Control of crab louse The crab or pubic louse is confined usually to the hairy portions of the body, including the head and the ..."

2. On Diseases of the Skin, Including the Exanthemata by Ferdinand Hebra, Charles Hilton Fagge, Moriz Kaposi (1880)
"The crab louse (Fig. 27) has a fiddle-shaped head,1 with a prominent rounded forehead and a broader ..."

3. The American Entomologist (1868)
"The favorite home of the Head-louse, аз before stated, is the head; that of the Body-louse the more naked parts of the body; the Crab- louse, on the other ..."

4. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"CONTROL OF LICE ON THE RODY Control of crab louse The crab or pubic louse is confined usually to the hairy portions of the body, including the head and the ..."

5. On Diseases of the Skin, Including the Exanthemata by Ferdinand Hebra, Charles Hilton Fagge, Moriz Kaposi (1880)
"The crab louse (Fig. 27) has a fiddle-shaped head,1 with a prominent rounded forehead and a broader ..."

6. The American Entomologist (1868)
"The favorite home of the Head-louse, аз before stated, is the head; that of the Body-louse the more naked parts of the body; the Crab- louse, on the other ..."

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