pediculus

[ pə-dĭkyə-ləs ]

n. pl. pe•dic•u•li (-lī′)

A pedicle.

Medicine definitions for pediculus (2 of 2)

Pediculus


n.

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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