phthiriasis

[thahy-rahy-uh-sis, thi-]
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noun

crab lice infestation.

Nearby words

  1. phthalin,
  2. phthalocyanine,
  3. phthalocyanine blue,
  4. phthalocyanine green,
  5. phthiocol,
  6. phthiriasis pubis,
  7. phthirus,
  8. phthisic,
  9. phthisical,
  10. phthisis

Origin of phthiriasis

1590–1600; < Greek phtheiríāsis, equivalent to phtheír louse + -iāsis -iasis

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British Dictionary definitions for phthiriasis

phthiriasis

noun

pathol the state or condition of being infested with lice; pediculosis

Word Origin for phthiriasis

C16: via Latin from Greek, from phtheir louse

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Medicine definitions for phthiriasis

phthiriasis

[thĭ-rīə-sĭs, thī-]

n.

Infestation with lice, especially crab lice; pediculosis.

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