sucking louse

noun

Definition of sucking louse

: any of an order (Anoplura) of wingless insects comprising the true lice with mouthparts adapted to sucking body fluids

Examples of sucking louse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the pygmy hog-sucking louse slides toward extinction, who but the pygmy hog cares? Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2021 The blood-sucking louses usually make their way from head to head, leaving children (and occasionally their caregivers), scratching, itching, and generally uncomfortable with idea of teeny-tiny parasites crawling all over their scalps. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 9 May 2018 The blood-sucking louses usually make their way from head to head, leaving children (and occasionally their caregivers), scratching, itching and generally uncomfortable with idea of teeny-tiny parasites crawling all over their scalps. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sucking louse

circa 1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sucking louse was circa 1907

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16 Oct 2021

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“Sucking louse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sucking%20louse. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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sucking louse

noun

Medical Definition of sucking louse

: any of an order (Anoplura) of wingless insects comprising the true lice with mouthparts adapted for sucking body fluids

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