Definition of Mallophaga

1. Noun. Biting lice.

Exact synonyms: Order Mallophaga
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Class Hexapoda, Class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta
Member holonyms: Bird Louse, Biting Louse, Louse, Genus Menopon, Menopon

Definition of Mallophaga

1. n. pl. An extensive group of insects which are parasitic on birds and mammals, and feed on the feathers and hair; -- called also bird lice. See Bird louse, under Bird.

Medical Definition of Mallophaga

1. An extensive group of insects which are parasitic on birds and mammals, and feed on the feathers and hair; called also bird lice. See Bird louse, under Bird. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A lock of wool + to eat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mallophaga

mallet toe
malleted
malleting
mallets
malleus
malleuses
mallification
malling
mallings
malloc
malloced
mallocing
mallocs
mallomar
mallomars
mallophaga (current term)
mallophagan
mallophagans
mallophagous
mallory-weiss syndrome
mallory-weiss tear
mallotus
mallow
mallow family
mallows
mallowwort
mallowworts
malls
mallspeak
mallternative

Literary usage of Mallophaga

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1899)
"Comprising mallophaga from Birds of Panama Baja California and Alaska, ... mallophaga from Birds of California. by Vernon L. Kellogg and Bertha L. Chapman. ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1887)
"The eyes of Atropos are much reduced, there being from three* to seven simple ocelli on each side ; in the mallophaga the greatest number is two on each ..."

3. Field Book of Insects: With Special Reference to Those of Northeastern by Frank Eugene Lutz (1918)
"mallophaga Little need be said here about the Bird-lice, except to refer to ... This is the case with many mallophaga. In other cases, the same species of ..."

4. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"From this fact tt is evident that the popular name bird- lice is a misnomer, and it will be well to adopt Sharp's suggestion and call the mallophaga "biting ..."

5. A Laboratory Guide to the Study of Parasitology by William Brodbeck Herms (1913)
"EXERCISE 6b ORDER mallophaga (BIRD LICE) Systematic Study. As representatives of the families of the Order mallophaga the following are available: A. ..."

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