phthiriasis

phthiriasis

[thahy-rahy-uh-sis, thi-]
noun
crab lice infestation.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Greek phtheiríāsis, equivalent to phtheír louse + -iāsis -iasis

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Phthiriasis
Collins
World English Dictionary
phthiriasis (θɪˈraɪəsɪs)
 
n
pathol the state or condition of being infested with lice; pediculosis
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek, from phtheir louse]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

phthiriasis phthi·ri·a·sis (thĭ-rī'ə-sĭs, thī-)
n.
Infestation with lice, especially crab lice; pediculosis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature