fish louse
any crustacean parasitic on fishes. Usually refers to Argulus (Branchiura) found on the skin and occasionally the buccal cavity. Causes ulcers at the attachment point

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fish louse — Fish Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fish louse — noun a kind of copepod • Hypernyms: ↑copepod, ↑copepod crustacean • Member Holonyms: ↑Branchiura, ↑order Branchiura * * * noun : any of various small crustaceans (as the carp louse) parasitic on fishes; …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish louse — any of numerous small crustaceans, esp. certain copepods, parasitic on the skin and gills of fish. * * * ▪ crustacean also called  Carp Louse,  plural  Fish Lice, or Carp Lice,         any member of the crustacean subclass Branchiura, a group of… …   Universalium

  • fish-louse — /ˈfɪʃ laʊs/ (say fish lows) noun (plural fish lice) any of numerous small crustaceans, especially certain copepods, parasitic on fish …   Australian English dictionary

  • fish louse — noun a parasitic crustacean which attaches itself to the skin or gills of fish. [Many species in classes Branchiura and Copepoda.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • fish-louse — any crustacean parasitic on fishes. Usually refers to Argulus (Branchiura) found on the skin and occasionally the buccal cavity. Causes ulcers at the attachment point …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fish — Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases, such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fish — Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases, such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fish ball — Fish Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fish bar — Fish Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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