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pediculosis

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noun, pe·dic·u·lo·sis \pi-ˌdi-kyə-ˈlō-səs\

Definition of pediculosis

plural pediculosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  infestation with lice



Origin of pediculosis

New Latin, from Latin pediculus louse, diminutive of pedis louse


First Known Use: 1876


Medical Dictionary

pediculosis

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noun pe·dic·u·lo·sis \pi-ˌdik-yə-ˈlō-səs\

Medical Definition of pediculosis

plural pediculoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  infestation with lice—called also lousiness




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