noun Pathology.
the state of being infested with lice.

1885–90; < Latin pēdicul(us) louse (see pedicular) + -osis

pediculous [puh-dik-yuh-luhs] , adjective Unabridged
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pediculosis (pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs)
pathol the state of being infested with lice
[C19: via New Latin from Latin pedīculus louse; see pedicular]

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pediculosis pe·dic·u·lo·sis (pə-dĭk'yə-lō'sĭs)
The state of being infested with lice.

pe·dic'u·lous (-ləs) adj.
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Example sentences
Pediculosis and scabies are common human parasitic infestations.
Surveys of students and faculty prior to the program demonstrated the need for such a program as did student pediculosis records.
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