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

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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, "How to Get Rid of Lice (and Even Super Lice) for Good," 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, "How to Get Rid of Lice — and Super Lice — for Good," 17 Oct. 2017

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circa 1907, in the meaning defined above

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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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