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Definition of Louse
LouseLouse 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.
Louse Louse, v. t.
To clean from lice. ``You sat and loused him.' --Swift.
Meaning of Louse from wikipedia
—the head louse
and the body louse
hum****; and the pubic louse
pubis. The body louse
has the smallest...
- crab louse
or pubic louse
(Pthirus pubis) is an insect
that is an obligate ectoparasite
of humans, feeding exclusively
on blood. The crab louse
- The head louse
(Pediculus hum**** capitis) is an obligate ectoparasite
head lice infestation
(pediculosis capitis). Head lice are...
- "To A Louse
, On Seeing
One on a Lady's Bonnet
at Church" is a 1786 Scots language
poem by Robert Burns
in his favourite
Habbie. The poem's...
- The body louse
(Pediculus hum**** hum****, sometimes called Pediculus
hum**** corporis) is a hematophagic ectoparasite louse
humans. It is...
- clothing, and Pediculus
hum**** capitis, or the human
. Pthirus pubis
(the human pubic louse
) is the cause
of the condition known
as crabs. These...
- A whale louse
is a commensal crustacean
of the family
the name, they are not true lice (which are insects), but rather
- A louse
is a wingless
may also refer
to: Pediculosis, an infection caused
by lice Pediculosis capitis
(Head lice infestation) Pediculosis...
- A sea louse
(plural sea lice), not to be confused
with sea fleas, is a member
of a family
(small crustaceans) within
exigua, or the tongue-eating louse
, is a parasitic isopod
of the family
Cymothoidae. This parasite enters
the gills. The female...
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