Definition of pediculosis in English:


Line breaks: pe¦dicu|losis
Pronunciation: /pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Infestation with lice.
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    • 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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