- the state of being infested with lice.
Origin of pediculosis
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Is there any difficulty in the diagnosis of pediculosis capitis?
Lice infestation and its effects are known medically as pediculosis.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
Pediculosis: a state of lousiness, or the abnormal condition caused by the multiplication of lice on the body: sec phthiriasis.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Pediculosis pubis is a condition due to the presence of the pediculus pubis, or crab-louse.
The possibility of the pediculosis being secondary to eczema must not be forgotten.
- pathol the state of being infested with lice
C19: via New Latin from Latin pedīculus louse; see pedicular
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Word Origin and History for pediculosis
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- The state of being infested with lice.
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