body louse

noun

Definition of body louse

: 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

: 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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