Pediculus vestimenti
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 ({Pediculus vestimenti}), and the crab louse ({Phthirius pubis}), and many others. See {Crab louse}, {Dog louse}, {Cattle louse}, etc., under {Crab}, {Dog}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

3. Any one of the numerous species of aphids, or plant lice. See {Aphid}. [1913 Webster]

4. Any small crustacean parasitic on fishes. See {Branchiura}, and {Ichthvophthira}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term is also applied to various other parasites; as, the whale louse, beelouse, horse louse. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pediculus vestimenti — Body Bod y, n.; pl. {Bodies}. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. {Bodice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pediculus capitis — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Pediculus humanus vestimenti — (вошь платяная) вид кровососущих насекомых сем. Pediculidae отр. Anoplura; эктопаразит человека, обитающий в складках белья и вызывающий зуд кожных покровов, пигментацию и пиодермию; переносчик возбудителей сыпного и возвратного тифа, волынской… …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Pediculus humanus vestimenti — …   Википедия

  • pou — [ pu ] n. m. • XVIe; peoil, pouilXIIIe; du plur. pous, pouz; lat. pop. °peduculus, class. pediculus 1 ♦ Insecte (anoploures) qui vit en parasite sur l homme. Pou de la tête, qui vit dans les cheveux. ⇒fam. toto. Pou du corps, qui se cache dans le …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ЛАБОРАТОРНЫЕ ЖИВОТНЫЕ — ЛАБОРАТОРНЫЕ ЖИВОТНЫЕ, животные, служащие в лабораториях различного типа для,научшэ практических целей. Л. ж. лгогут быть такие, к рые легко добываются, хорошо содержатся или разводятся в лабораторной обстановке и кроме того пригодны по своим… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • СЫПНОЙ ТИФ — СЫПНОЙ ТИФ. Содержание: Экспериментальный С. т................ 182 Сыпнотифозный вирус................. 185 Пути и способы распространения С. т....... 188 Специфическая профилактика и серотерапия Ст. 192 Статистика и географическое… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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