Phthirius

noun

Phthir·​i·​us ˈthir-ē-əs How to pronounce Phthirius (audio)
: a genus of lice of the family Pediculidae that contains the pubic louse (P. pubis)

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“Phthirius.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Phthirius. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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