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body louse

noun

Definition of body louse

  1. :  a louse feeding primarily on the body; especially :  a sucking louse (Pediculus humanus humanus) feeding on the body and living in the clothing of humans —called also cootie




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body louse

noun

Medical Definition of body louse

  1. :  a louse feeding primarily on the body; especially :  a sucking louse of the genus Pediculus (P. humanus humanus synonym P. h. corporis) feeding on the human body and living in clothing—called also cootie




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