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Definition of Lice

Lice
Lice Lice (l[imac]s), n.; pl. of Louse.
Lice
Louse 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. See Aphid. 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. 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 of lice: head lice, body lice, and pubic lice. Head lice and body lice are subspecies of Pediculus 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 and...
- Head lice infestation, also known as pediculosis capitis, is the infection of the head hair and scalp by the head louse (Pediculus hum**** capitis). Itching...
- The treatment of human head lice infestation is a process for removing head lice parasites from human hair and it has been debated and studied for centuries...
- related to the genus Pediculus, which contains the human head and body lice and lice that affect chimpanzees and bonobos. The infestation (phthiriasis),...
- A sea louse (plural sea lice, not to be confused with sea fleas), is a member of the Caligidae family of copepods (small crustaceans) within the order...
- Pediculosis is an infestation of lice (blood-feeding ectoparasitic insects of the order Phthiraptera). The condition can occur in almost any species of...
- "Lice Things Are Lice" is the tenth episode of the sixth season of the American animated comedy series Bob's Burgers and the 98th episode overall. It was...
- Psocodea 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 (also known as crab lice). Adult pubic lice are 1.1–1.8 millimetres (0.043–0.071 in) in length...