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pediculus

noun pe·dic·u·lus \ pi-ˈdik-yə-ləs \

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 play \-ˌlī\ or pediculus :any louse of the genus Pediculus

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