pubic louse


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Synonyms for pubic louse

a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body

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Because the pubic louse egg is totally encased by a proteinaceous sheath, except for the operculum through which it feeds, it is more resistant to topical therapies than is the head louse.
Because the pubic louse egg "is relatively impermeable, the best way to get to it is through the [host's] blood," Dr.
Three types of lice infest humans: the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis), the body louse (Pediculus humanus corporis), and the pubic louse (Phthirus pubis).
The impurities of monsters "are often associated with contamination--sicknesses, disease, and the plague--and often accompanied by infectious vermin--rats, insects and the like" (Carroll 28), a description that applies well to a bloodsucker between a pubic louse and an avian parasite, whom the narrative construes as an agent of infection.
Like head lice nits, the whitish eggs of the pubic louse are firmly attached to the hair shaft.