head louse
noun Date: 1547 a sucking louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) that lives on the human scalp

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  • head louse — n. see LOUSE (n. 1a) * * * …   Universalium

  • head louse — n a sucking louse of the genus Pediculus (P. humanus capitis) that lives on the human scalp * * * Pediculus humanus capitis …   Medical dictionary

  • head louse — head′ louse n. ent See under louse 1) • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • head louse — n. see LOUSE (n. 1a) …   English World dictionary

  • Head louse — This article is about the animal. For the disease known as head lice, see Pediculosis capitis. Head lice Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • head louse — noun infests the head and body of humans • Syn: ↑Pediculus capitis • Hypernyms: ↑louse, ↑sucking louse • Member Holonyms: ↑Pediculus, ↑genus Pediculus * * * nou …   Useful english dictionary

  • head louse — noun a louse which infests the hair of the human head. [Pediculus humanus capitis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • head louse. — See under louse (def. 1). [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • head louse. — See under louse (def. 1). [1540 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • head louse — noun A parasitic insect, Pediculus humanus capitis, which lives among the hairs on the head of a human and feeds on blood …   Wiktionary

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