Definitions for pediculosispəˌdɪk yəˈloʊ sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•dic•u•lo•sispəˌdɪk yəˈloʊ sɪs(n.)

  1. infestation with lice of the genus Pediculus or


    Category: Pathology

Origin of pediculosis:

1885–90; < L pēdicul(us) louse (see pedicular ) + -osis


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pediculosis, lousiness(noun)

    infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching


  1. pediculosis(Noun)

    infestation with head lice


  1. Pediculosis

    Pediculosis is an infestation of lice—blood-feeding ectoparasitic insects of the order Phthiraptera. The condition can occur in almost any species of warm-blooded animal, including humans. Although "pediculosis" in humans may properly refer to lice infestation of any part of the body, the term is sometimes used loosely to refer to pediculosis capitis, the infestation of the human head with the specific head louse.


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