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pediculus in Medicine

pediculus pe·dic·u·lus (pə-dĭk'yə-ləs)
n. pl. pe·dic·u·li (-lī')
A pedicle.

Pediculus n.
A genus of parasitic lice of the family Pediculidae that live in the hair and that includes species that infest the human sculp and body.

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