book lice


noun, plural booklice [book-lahys] .
any of numerous minute, wingless insects of the order Psocoptera, often living among books or papers.
Also, book louse.

1865–70; book + louse Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
booklouse (ˈbʊkˌlaʊs)
n , pl -lice
any small insect of the order Psocoptera, esp Trogium pulsatorium (common booklouse), a wingless species that feeds on bookbinding paste, etc

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