pediculus

noun
pe·​dic·​u·​lus | \ pi-ˈdik-yə-ləs How to pronounce pediculus (audio) \

Medical Definition of pediculus

1 capitalized : a genus of lice of the family Pediculidae that includes the body louse (P. humanus humanus synonym P. h. corporis) and head louse (P. humanus capitis) infesting humans
2 plural pediculi\ -​ˌlī How to pronounce pediculi (audio) \ or pediculus : any louse of the genus Pediculus

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“Pediculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pediculus. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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