Definition of Pediculus capitis

1. Noun. Infests the head and body of humans.

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pediculus Capitis

Pecos River
Pecquet's cistern
Pecquet's duct
Pecquet's reservoir
Pecten irradians
Pecten magellanicus
Pediculoides ventricosus
Pediculus capitis
Pediculus corporis
Pediculus humanus
Pedilanthus bracteatus
Pedilanthus pavonis
Pedilanthus tithymaloides
Pediocactus knowltonii
Pedioecetes phasianellus
Pedionomus torquatus
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Pee Dee

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 ..."

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