body louse

noun

Definition of body louse

  1. :  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

First Known Use of body louse

1545


Medical Dictionary

body louse

noun

Medical Definition of body louse

  1. :  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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