noun (plural wood lice)
A small terrestrial crustacean with a grayish segmented body and seven pairs of legs, living in damp habitats.
- Oniscus and other genera, order Isopoda.
- These tireless toilers of the soil include such creatures as the earthworms, woodlice and millipedes.
- The main detritivore taxa were woodlice, millipedes, insects, and gastropods.
- In 1890, Dubois confirmed that blinded salamanders displayed an aversion to shorter wavelengths of light, and. in 1895, Finsen extended the results to frogs, earthworms, woodlice, beetles and flies.
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Syllabification: wood louse
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