- the state of being infested with lice.
Origin of pediculosis
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- 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 pediculous
"infested with lice; pertaining to lice," 1540s, from Latin pediculosus, from pediculus "louse" (see pediculosis).
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- The state of being infested with lice.