Definition of Pediculus

1. Noun. Type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans.

Definition of Pediculus

1. n. A genus of wingless parasitic Hemiptera, including the common lice of man. See Louse.

Definition of Pediculus

1. Noun. A louse (of the family ''Pediculidae'') ¹

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Definition of Pediculus

1. a louse [n PEDICULI] - See also: louse

Medical Definition of Pediculus

1. Origin: L, a louse. A genus of wingless parasitic Hemiptera, including the common lice of man. See Louse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pediculus

pediculosis capitis
pediculosis corporis
pediculosis palpebrarum
pediculosis vestimentorum
pediculous blepharitis
pediculus (current term)
pediculus arcus vertebrae
pedigree analysis
pedigree collapse

Literary usage of Pediculus

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

1. Bulletins of American Paleontology by Cornell University, Paleontological Research Institution (1895)
"Cypraea pediculus Linnaeus, Krebs, The West Indian Marine Shells, p. 41. ... Trivia pediculus (Linnaeus), Perry and Schwengel, Marine Shells of the Western ..."

2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1916)
"NOTE: This species is very doubtfully distinct from pediculus capitis. 4—pediculus corporis De Geer. From man. 1758. pediculus humanus Linnaeus, Syst. ..."

3. Medical Diagnosis: A Manual of Clinical Methods by John James Graham Brown (1883)
"The pediculus corporis, or pediculus vestimenti, as the insect is sometimes ... The pediculus pubis, or crab-louse is smaller and more rounded than either ..."

4. On Diseases of the Skin, Including the Exanthemata by Ferdinand Hebra, Charles Hilton Fagge, Moriz Kaposi (1880)
"(Ä) CLOTHES' LOUSE, pediculus VESTIMENTI. The Body laute (Zeug oder ... Penis like that in pediculus capitis, but considerably larger, and the asperities ..."

5. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"Blepharitis and conjunctivitis may be due to pediculus capitis. ... The diagnosis of pediculus capitis is not difficult to make when the hairs and hairy ..."

6. Corporal Si Klegg and His "pard". by Wilbur F. Hinman (1887)
"Every man who marched and scratched will place the pediculus at the head of the list, and keep him there. He was every where—the soldier's close and ..."

7. Chemical and Microscopical Diagnosis by Francis Carter Wood (1909)
"The antennae are longer than those in the head louse. The eggs are 0.7 to 0.9 mm. in length and are often deposited on clothes. pediculus pubis ..."

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