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Definition of Lice
LiceLice Lice (l[imac]s), n.;
pl. of Louse. LiceLouse Louse (lous), n.; pl. Lice (l[imac]s). [OE. lous, AS.
l[=u]s, pl. l[=y]s; akin to D. luis, G. laus, OHG. l[=u]s,
Icel. l[=u]s, Sw. lus, Dan. luus; perh. so named because it
is destructive, and akin to E. lose, loose.] (Zo["o]l.)
1. Any one of numerous species of small, wingless, suctorial,
parasitic insects belonging to a tribe (Pediculina), now
usually regarded as degraded Hemiptera. To this group
belong of the lice of man and other mammals; as, the head
louse of man (Pediculus capitis), the body louse (P.
vestimenti), and the crab louse (Phthirius pubis), and
many others. See Crab louse, Dog louse, Cattle
louse, etc., under Crab, Dog, etc.
2. Any one of numerous small mandibulate insects, mostly
parasitic on birds, and feeding on the feathers. They are
known as Mallophaga, or bird lice, though some occur on
the hair of mammals. They are usually regarded as degraded
Pseudoneuroptera. See Mallophaga.
3. Any one of the numerous species of aphids, or plant lice.
4. Any small crustacean parasitic on fishes. See
Branchiura, and Ichthvophthira.
Note: The term is also applied to various other parasites;
as, the whale louse, beelouse, horse louse.
Louse fly (Zo["o]l.), a parasitic dipterous insect of the
group Pupipara. Some of them are wingless, as the bee
Louse mite (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of mites
which infest mammals and birds, clinging to the hair and
feathers like lice. They belong to Myobia,
Dermaleichus, Mycoptes, and several other genera.
Meaning of Lice from wikipedia
- different kinds
: head lice
, body lice
, and pubic lice
. Head lice
and body lice
hum****, and pubic lice
are a separate...
- (Pediculus hum**** capitis) is an obligate ectoparasite
of humans. Head lice
are wingless insects
that spend their entire lives
on the human scalp
- Head lice
infestation, also known
capitis, is the infection
of the head hair and scalp
by the head louse
(Pediculus hum**** capitis). Itching...
- The treatment
head lice infestation
is a process
head lice parasites
hair and it has been debated
to the genus
Pediculus, which contains
head and body lice
that affect chimpanzees
and bonobos. The infestation
- A sea louse
(plural sea lice
, not to be confused
with sea fleas), is a member
of the Caligidae family
(small crustaceans) within
is an infestation
(blood-feeding ectoparasitic insects
of the order
Phthiraptera). The condition
- "Lice Things
" is the tenth episode
of the sixth season
of the American animated comedy series
and the 98th episode
overall. It was...
is a taxonomic group
of insects comprising
the bark lice
, book lice
and true lice
. It was formerly considered
a superorder, but is now generally...
- the area. Pubic
hair can become infested
with pubic lice
as crab lice
). Adult pubic lice
are 1.1–1.8 millimetres
(0.043–0.071 in) in length...
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