dog louse


Definition of dog louse

: either of two lice that infest dogs:
a : a bird louse (Trichodectes canis)
b : a sucking louse (Linognathus setosus)

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First Known Use of dog louse

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Dog louse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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