crab louse

noun

Definition of crab louse

: a sucking louse (Phthirus pubis) infesting the pubic region of the human body

First Known Use of crab louse

1547, in the meaning defined above

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“Crab louse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crab%20louse. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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crab louse

noun
plural crab lice

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