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sucking louse

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noun

See under louse (def. 1).

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Origin of sucking louse

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for sucking louse

sucking louse

noun

any insect of the order AnopluraSee louse (def. 1)
so named because it has a mouth adapted for sucking the body fluids of its host
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