[ puh-dik-yuh-loh-sis ]
/ pəˌdɪk yəˈloʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

the state of being infested with lice.

Origin of pediculosis

1885–90; < Latin pēdicul(us) louse (see pedicular) + -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM pediculosis

pe·dic·u·lous [puh-dik-yuh-luh s] /pəˈdɪk yə ləs/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for pediculosis

/ (pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs) /


pathol the state of being infested with lice

Derived forms of pediculosis

pediculous (pɪˈdɪkjʊləs), adjective

Word Origin for pediculosis

C19: via New Latin from Latin pedīculus louse; see pedicular
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Medical definitions for pediculosis

[ pə-dĭk′yə-lōsĭs ]


The state of being infested with lice.

Other words from pediculosis

pe•dicu•lous (-ləs) adj.
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