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booklouse

[boo k-lous] /ˈbʊkˌlaʊs/
noun, plural booklice
[boo k-lahys] /ˈbʊkˌlaɪs/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of numerous minute, wingless insects of the order Psocoptera, often living among books or papers.
Also, book louse.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; book + louse
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British Dictionary definitions for booklouse

booklouse

/ˈbʊkˌlaʊs/
noun (pl) -lice
1.
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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