Definition of pediculosis in English:
noun[mass noun] Medicine
Infestation with lice.
- Although pubic lice infestation, called pediculosis, is considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can be contracted in other ways.
- Itching is the primary symptom of pediculosis.
- Which of the following agents is/are considered safe, effective, and least toxic in the treatment of pediculosis?
Early 19th century: from Latin pediculus 'louse' + -osis.
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