noun plural

Tricho·​dec·​ti·​dae ˌtrik-ə-ˈdek-ti-ˌdē How to pronounce Trichodectidae (audio)
: a widespread family of biting lice that have a single simple tarsal claw and include economically important parasites of mammals see cat louse

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“Trichodectidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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