booklouse

booklouse

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


Origin:
1865–70; book + louse

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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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