Medical Dictionary

body louse


Medical Definition of BODY LOUSE

:  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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