Sea louse
Sea louse Sea" louse` (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of isopod crustaceans of {Cymothoa}, {Livoneca}, and allied genera, mostly parasites on fishes. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea louse — A sea louse (plural sea lice) is a name given to any oceanic stinging larvae, which includes many juvenile cnidarians (notably Linuche unguiculata ), and isopods. [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/05/0530 sealice 2.html]… …   Wikipedia

  • sea louse — noun marine isopod crustacean • Syn: ↑sea slater • Hypernyms: ↑isopod * * * noun 1. : any of various marine isopods compare wood louse 2. : fish l …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Louse (disambiguation) — A louse is a wingless insect.Louse may also refer to:* Gill louse, a genus of copepod crustaceans * Sea louse, a copepod * Stone louse, a fictitious animal * Whale louse, a parasitic crustaceanee also* Laos * Mouse (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • sea slater — noun marine isopod crustacean • Syn: ↑sea louse • Hypernyms: ↑isopod …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sea wood louse — (Zo[ o]l.) A sea slater. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • louse — Common name for members of the ectoparasitic insect orders Anoplura (sucking lice) and Mallophaga (biting lice). Important species are Felicola subrostrata (cat l.), Goniocotes gallinae (fluff l.), Goniodes dissimilis (brown chicken l.),… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sea cabbage — Cabbage Cab bage (k[a^]b b[asl]j), n. [OE. cabage, fr. F. cabus headed (of cabbages), chou cabus headed cabbage, cabbage head; cf. It. capuccio a little head, cappuccio cowl, hood, cabbage, fr. capo head, L. caput, or fr. It. cappa cape. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea bean — Bean Bean (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be[ a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b[ o]nne, Sw. b[ o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood louse — noun 1. : a terrestrial isopod crustacean (suborder Oniscoidea) that has a flattened elliptical body often capable of being rolled into a ball and seven pairs of walking legs, is commonly dull brown or gray, usually lives under stones or bark,… …   Useful english dictionary

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