family Pediculidae

noun
true lice: human lice and related forms
Syn: ↑Pediculidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Anoplura, ↑order Anoplura
Member Meronyms: ↑Pediculus, ↑genus Pediculus

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  • Pediculidae — noun true lice: human lice and related forms • Syn: ↑family Pediculidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Anoplura, ↑order Anoplura • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pediculidae — Ped·i·cu·li·dae .ped ə kyü lə .dē n pl a family of lice of the order Anoplura that includes the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis), the body louse (P. humanus corporis), and the crab louse (Pthirus pubis) which are the only lice that attack… …   Medical dictionary

  • arthropod family — noun any of the arthropods • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Phalangiidae, ↑family Phalangiidae, ↑Argiopidae, ↑family Argiopidae, ↑orb weaver, ↑Theridiidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Head louse — This article is about the animal. For the disease known as head lice, see Pediculosis capitis. Head lice Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Pediculus — A genus of parasitic lice (family Pediculidae) that live in the hair and feeds periodically on blood. Important species include P. humanus, the species of louse infecting humans; P. humanus var. capitis, the head louse of humans; P. humanus var.… …   Medical dictionary

  • genus Pediculus — noun type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans • Syn: ↑Pediculus • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Pediculidae, ↑family Pediculidae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pediculus — noun type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans • Syn: ↑genus Pediculus • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Pediculidae, ↑family Pediculidae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • pediculid — I.  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷lə̇d, ˌlid adjective Etymology: New Latin Pediculidae : of or relating to the Pediculidae II. noun ( s) : a louse of the family Pediculidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • pediculus — 1. SYN: pedicle (1). [L. pedicle] 2. A louse. See P.. [L.] p. arcus vertebrae [TA] SYN: pedicle of arch of vertebra. * * * pe·dic·u·lus pi dik yə ləs n 1) cap the type genus of the family Pediculidae that includ …   Medical dictionary

  • Pthirus — A genus of lice (family Pediculidae) formerly grouped in the genus Pediculus. The main species is P. pubis (formerly Pediculus pubis), the crab or pubic louse, a parasite that infests the pubis and neighboring hairy parts of t …   Medical dictionary

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