Definition of Pediculus capitis
1. Noun. Infests the head and body of humans.
Generic synonyms: Louse, Sucking Louse
Group relationships: Genus Pediculus, Pediculus
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Literary usage of Pediculus capitis
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1. Chemical and Microscopical Diagnosis by Francis Carter Wood (1909)
"... the folds of the elbow and knee-joint. The tunnels made by the insect may FIG. 116. —pediculus capitis AND EGG. vary from a few millimeters to several ..."
2. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"There are three varieties of pediculosis The first, pediculus capitis, attacks the scalp; the second, pediculus corporis, the general surface and the ..."