Definition of Sea louse

1. Noun. Marine isopod crustacean.

Exact synonyms: Sea Slater
Generic synonyms: Isopod

Medical Definition of Sea louse

1. Any one of numerous species of isopod crustaceans of Cymothoa, Livoneca, and allied genera, mostly parasites on fishes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Louse

sea legs
sea lemon
sea lemons
sea leopard
sea leopards
sea letter
sea lettuce
sea lettuces
sea level
sea levels
sea lilies
sea lily
sea lion
sea lions
sea loach
sea louse (current term)
sea mantis
sea mark
sea mat
sea maw
sea mew
sea mile
sea milkwort
sea monk
sea monks
sea monster
sea moss
sea mosses
sea mouse

Literary usage of Sea louse

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

1. The New Sporting Magazine (1840)
"Theoph. It is impossible to conjecture even. It has been said that they do so thus early, in order to rid themselves of the sea louse (the ..."

2. Letters to a Salmon Fisher's Sons by Alfred Henry Chaytor (1910)
"Now this fraudulent little beast is almost the same size as a sea-louse, ... The sea-louse has a waist and a sort of tail—is shaped roughly like the figure ..."

3. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society (1825)
"In reference to the length of time the sea-louse re- mains upon fish after leaving the sea, he observes, " I do not think it remains many days; ..."

4. The Edinburgh Annual Register by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1827)
"Mr Johnstone says, in reference to their visits to rivers, " One evident object is to get clear of the vermin termed the sea-louse, which infests them ..."

5. A View of the Present State of the Salmon and Channel-fisheries, and of the by James Cornish (1824)
"... sea-louse does not remain many days after the fish come into fresh water; they go off by degrees. The breeding season is the same in all places, ..."

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