Definition of Book louse

1. Noun. Minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers.

Exact synonyms: Booklouse, Deathwatch, Liposcelis Divinatorius
Generic synonyms: Psocopterous Insect
Group relationships: Genus Liposcelis, Liposcelis
Specialized synonyms: Common Booklouse, Trogium Pulsatorium

Lexicographical Neighbors of Book Louse

book clubs
book entries
book entry
book fair
book fairs
book hand
book hands
book illustrations
book in
book industry
book it
book jacket
book keeping
book learning
book lore
book louse (current term)
book lover
book lung
book lungs
book matches
book muslin
book muslins
book of account
book of condolence
book of facts
book of instructions
book of knowledge
book of maps
book review
book scorpion

Literary usage of Book louse

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

1. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"It is only under extraordinary conditions that this book-louse becomes ... This beetle lives in burrows in old wood and the book-louse is often found ..."

2. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"Knowing the habits of the book louse, we can easily imagine how the line of parasitism might eventually have become established; ie from the eating of ..."

3. Report on the Injurious Insects and Other Animals Observed in the Midland by Walter Edward Collinge (1906)
"THE book louse. Atropos divinatoria, Fabr. This is one of those insects which from time to time appear in sufficiently large numbers to constitute a pest. ..."

4. Insect Life: An Introduction to Nature-study and a Guide for Teachers by John Henry Comstock (1901)
"The most familiar representative of the wingless forms is the book-louse (Fig. 44). This is a minute insect which occurs between the leaves of old books and ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"... crickets and ear-wigs, flies of many kinds including guata, midges and mosquitoes, the fl^ea and bed-bug, the book- louse and " silver-fish " and lastly ..."

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