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pediculus

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noun pe·dic·u·lus \pi-ˈdik-yə-ləs\

Medical Definition of pediculus

  1. 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. 2plural pediculi \-ˌlī\play or pediculus :  any louse of the genus Pediculus


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