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Origin of crab louse

First recorded in 1540–50
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British Dictionary definitions for crab louse

crab louse

noun

a parasitic louse, Pthirus (or Phthirus) pubis, that infests the pubic region in man
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Medical definitions for crab louse

crab louse
[ krăb ]

n.

A sucking louse that generally infests the pubic region and causes severe itching.
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