Pediculous



[puh-dik-yuh-loh-sis] /pəˌdɪk yəˈloʊ sɪs/

noun, Pathology.
1.
the state of being infested with lice.
/pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(pathol) the state of being infested with lice
adj.

“infested with lice; pertaining to lice,” 1540s, from Latin pediculosus, from pediculus “louse” (see pediculosis).
n.

“lice infestation,” 1809, with -osis + pediculus, diminutive of pedis “a louse,” said in some sources to be akin to pedere “to break wind” (see petard) on notion of “foul-smelling insect” [Watkins].

pediculosis pe·dic·u·lo·sis (pə-dĭk’yə-lō’sĭs)
n.
The state of being infested with lice.
pe·dic’u·lous (-ləs) adj.

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