sucking louse

noun
wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
Syn: ↑louse
Derivationally related forms: ↑lousy (for: ↑louse)
Hypernyms: ↑insect
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Anoplura, ↑order Anoplura

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noun
: a louse of the order Anoplura characterized by possession of mouthparts adapted to sucking the body fluids of the host — compare bird louse

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sucking louse noun
A bloodsucking wingless insect of the order Anoplura
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Main Entry:suck

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sucking louse,
any one of an order of wingless, bloodsucking lice that are parasitic on mammals and transmit many diseases, such as typhus fever.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sucking louse — n. LOUSE (n. 1a) * * * Any of more than 400 species (suborder Anoplura, order Phthiraptera) of small, wingless, flat ectoparasitic insects found worldwide. They have piercing and sucking mouthparts for extracting their food of mammals blood and… …   Universalium

  • sucking louse — n any of an order (Anoplura) of wingless insects comprising the true lice with mouthparts adapted for sucking body fluids * * * any member of the order Anoplura …   Medical dictionary

  • sucking louse — n. LOUSE (n. 1a) …   English World dictionary

  • Sucking louse — Taxobox name = Anoplura image caption = Pediculus humanus regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Phthiraptera subordo = Anoplura subdivision ranks = Families subdivision = Echinophthiriidae (seal lice) Enderleinellidae… …   Wikipedia

  • sucking louse — suck•ing louse n. ent louse 1) • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • sucking louse — noun Date: circa 1907 any of an order (Anoplura) of wingless insects comprising the true lice with mouthparts adapted to sucking body fluids …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sucking louse. — See under louse (def. 1). [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • sucking louse. — See under louse (def. 1). [1905 10] …   Useful english dictionary

  • goat sucking louse — Linognathus stenopis …   Medical dictionary

  • louse — n. /lows/; v. /lows, lowz/, n., pl. lice /luys/ for 1 3, louses for 4, v., loused, lousing. n. 1. any small, wingless insect of the order Anoplura (sucking louse), parasitic on humans and other mammals and having mouthparts adapted for sucking,… …   Universalium


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