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woodlouse

Line breaks: wood|louse
Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdlaʊs
 
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Definition of woodlouse in English:

noun (plural woodlice /-lʌɪs/)

A small terrestrial crustacean with a greyish segmented body and seven pairs of legs, living in damp habitats.
  • Oniscus and other genera, order Isopoda.
Example sentences
  • 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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