Definition of booklouse in English:


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noun (plural booklice)

  • A minute insect that typically has reduced or absent wings, frequently found in buildings where it may cause damage to books and paper.
    • Liposcelidae and related families in the order Psocoptera: many species, in particular the common Liposcelis bostrychophilus
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    • The presence of booklice can be quite an annoyance; however, they rarely cause significant damage to items.
    • The indoor ones, such as the booklouse are wingless, and can scrape away at books and other organic material.
    • Psocids or booklice are common but harmless insects between 1 mm and 2 mm long, which can survive in dry powdery foods.

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