pediculosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pediculosis infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pediculosis The presence of lice; lousiness; phthiriasis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Pediculosis lousiness
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Usage

In literature:

Similar abscesses are met with on the scalp in association with eczema, impetigo, and pediculosis.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
In preventing pediculosis and infection of the eye vigilance and cleanliness are indispensable.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Care should be taken not to confound it with pediculosis.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
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In news:

OKLAHOMA – The National Pediculosis Association recognizes September as Head Lice Prevention Month.
"People just don't perceive that what they're buying in the drugstore is a pesticide," says Deborah Altschuler, founder of the National Pediculosis Association Inc, a nonprofit that runs headlice .org.
Scabies and pediculosis are ubiquitous, contagious, and debilitating parasitic dermatoses.
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