pe·​dic·​u·​lus pi-ˈdik-yə-ləs How to pronounce pediculus (audio)
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
plural pediculi -ˌlī How to pronounce pediculus (audio) or pediculus : any louse of the genus Pediculus

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“Pediculus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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