clothes louse

clothes louse
Pediculus humanus corporis.

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  • LOUSE — (Heb. כִּנָּם ,כִּנִּים in plural. Talmud כִּנָּה, singular), insect; one of the ten plagues with which Egypt was smitten (Ex. 8:13–14; Ps. 105:31) was the plague of lice. The כֵּן in Isaiah (51.6): They that dwell therein shall die kemokhen may… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Body louse — Taxobox name = Body louse image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Phthiraptera subordo = Anoplura familia = Pediculidae genus = Pediculus species = P. humanus binomial = Pediculus humanus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • human louse — ▪ insect also called  body louse   a common species of sucking louse in the family Pediculidae (suborder Anoplura, order Phthiraptera; see sucking louse) that is found wherever human beings live, feeds on blood, and can be an important carrier of …   Universalium

  • Body louse — 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

  • Body clothes — 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

  • body louse — noun A parasitic insect, Pediculus humanus corporis, that infests the body and clothes of humans and feeds on blood. Syn: bosom friend, coot, cootie, cooty, crumb, grayback, pants rabbit, seam cricket, seam squirrel …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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  • Pediculus humanus humanus — the body or clothes louse, which lives on the clothing when feeding is not taking place …   Medical dictionary

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