Any one of numerous species of small, wingless, suctorial, parasitic insects belonging to a tribe (Pediculina), now usually regarded as degraded Hemiptera. To this group belong of the lice of man and other mammals; as, the head louse of man (Pediculus capitis), the body louse (Pediculus vestimenti), and the crab louse (Phthirius pubis), and many others. See Crab louse, Dog louse, Cattle louse, etc., under Crab, Dog, etc.
Any one of numerous small mandibulate insects, mostly parasitic on birds, and feeding on the feathers. They are known as Mallophaga, or bird lice, though some occur on the hair of mammals. They are usually regarded as degraded Pseudoneuroptera. See Mallophaga.
Any one of the numerous species of aphids, or plant lice. See Aphid.
Any small crustacean parasitic on fishes. See Branchiura, and Ichthvophthira.
To clean from lice.
Any of numerous small, flat-bodied, wingless biting or sucking insects of the orders Mallophaga or Anoplura, many of which are external parasites on humans. In referring to head lice, louse is the singular form, lice is the plural form.
wingless usually flattened blood-sucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants
wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds
a really tiny insect
a type of insect that is both flightless and cannot jump (like a flea)
Wingless parasitic insect (Pediculus), with a flat body and short legs.
singular version of lice; meaning one bug.