Definition of pediculous in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈdɪkjʊləs/


Infested with lice.
Example sentences
  • Hedgehogs are endearing creatures, though alleged to be pediculous.
  • He kicked out viciously, landing his boot indiscriminately in the pediculous wasteland of Stinker's torso.
  • He thought our pediculous condition was due to a lack of hygienic precautions.


Mid 16th century: from late Latin pediculosus, from Latin pediculus 'louse'.

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