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pediculous

Line breaks: pe¦dicu|lous
Pronunciation: /pəˈdɪkjʊləs
 
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Definition of pediculous in English:

adjective

rare
Infested with lice.
Example sentences
  • Most of the pediculous inhabitants of these uncomfortable confines were sitting naked in their cabins.
  • Your pediculous disciples have been in raptures.
  • He thought our pediculous condition was due to a lack of hygienic precautions.

Origin

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

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