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book louse

book louse

noun

Definition of BOOK LOUSE

:  any of various tiny usually wingless insects (order Psocoptera and especially genus Liposcelis) that feed on organic matter (as paper) and usually inhabit damp areas

First Known Use of BOOK LOUSE

1867

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