- A pedicle.
- A genus of parasitic lice of the family Pediculidae that live in the hair and that includes species that infest the human scalp and body.
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Examples from the Web for pediculus
The pediculus and culex marinus the sea lowse and flie are also no strangeres.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne
Si went back to his cooking, with the Pediculus still on his arm.
There is the Pediculus Capitis—Latin again—but it means the kind that lives on the head.
And now, bidding the "pediculus corporis" adieu with a great deal of pleasure, I ask the reader's attention to another theme.Under the Stars and Bars
Walter A. Clark
I wish to settle the point once for all whether the Pediculus Mellitae is or is not the larva of Meloe.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.