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pedicular

[ puh-dik-yuh-ler ]
/ pəˈdɪk yə lər /
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adjective
of or relating to lice.
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Origin of pedicular

1650–60; <Latin pēdiculāris, derivative of pēdiculus, diminutive of pēdis louse; see -cule1, -ar1
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British Dictionary definitions for pedicular

pedicular
/ (pɪˈdɪkjʊlə) /

adjective
relating to, infested with, or caused by lice
biology of or relating to a stem, stalk, or pedicle

Word Origin for pedicular

C17: from Latin pedīculāris, from pedīculus, diminutive of pedis louse
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