pediculosis


pe·dic·u·lo·sis

noun \pi-ˌdi-kyə-ˈlō-səs\
plural pe·dic·u·lo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of PEDICULOSIS

:  infestation with lice

Origin of PEDICULOSIS

New Latin, from Latin pediculus louse, diminutive of pedis louse
First Known Use: 1876

pe·dic·u·lo·sis

noun \pi-ˌdik-yə-ˈlō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pe·dic·u·lo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PEDICULOSIS

: infestation with lice—called also lousiness

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