Definition of Phthirus
1. Noun. True lice: crab lice.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Phthiriidae, Phthiriidae
Member holonyms: Crab, Crab Louse, Phthirius Pubis, Pubic Louse
Medical Definition of Phthirus
1. See: Pthirus. Origin: L. Phthir; G. Phtheir, a louse (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Phthirus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Medical zoology, and mineralogy; or Illustrations and descriptions of the by John Stephenson (1832)
"(Insects.) Articulated animals with six legs, respiring by means of tracheae; head distinct from the thorax; antennae two. Phthirus INGUINALIS. Crab-Louse. ..."
2. The Zoological Miscellany: Being Descriptions of New Or Interesting Animals by William Elford Leach, Richard P. Nodder (1817)
"Latreille and all other authors have considered them as constituting one genus, which I have divided into— Gen. I. Phthirus. ..."
3. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"The Crab Louse (Phthirus pubis L.).—This louse is quite different in appearance from the last, being smaller, shorter, broader, and with FIo. 158. ..."
4. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"Phthirus pubis, crab louse.—This insect looks unlike ... Phthirus feeds almost continuously, and hence dies rapidly when removed. ..."
5. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"The pubic louse, Phthirus pubis, is usually found on the hairs in the pubic region but may occur in other hairy parts of the body. ..."
6. The Entomologist's Useful Compendium: Or, An Introduction to the Knowledge by George Samouelle (1819)
"Phthirus. Leach. PEDICULUS. Linn., Rcdi, Lair., Fair. ... Phthirus inguinalis. Leach. Inhabits the eyebrows, &c. of men and women, being commonly known ..."