Definition of Common louse

1. Noun. Head or body louse.

Exact synonyms: Pediculus Humanus
Generic synonyms: Louse, Sucking Louse
Group relationships: Genus Pediculus, Pediculus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Louse

common kingsnake
common knowledge
common laburnum
common lady's-slipper
common land
common lavender
common lavenders
common law
common lettuce
common lilac
common limb of membranous semicircular ducts
common limpet
common logarithm
common loon
common loons
common louse (current term)
common lynx
common mackerel
common madia
common maidenhair
common mallow
common man
common marigold
common marmoset
common marmosets
common matrimony vine
common measure
common men
common meter
common migraine

Literary usage of Common louse

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1. On Animal and Vegetable Parasites of the Human Body: A Manual of Their by Friedrich K├╝chenmeister (1857)
"This last lobe is followed by the terminal segment, which is notched in the female in the same way as in the common louse. It bears five larger bristles on ..."

2. Histological Demonstrations: A Guide to the Microscopical Examination of the by George Harley, George Thomas Brown (1866)
"The common louse infesting the heads and bodies of the human subject, ... It is distinguished from the common louse by its fiddle-shaped head, ..."

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