Pediculosis: a state of lousiness, or the abnormal condition caused by the multiplication of lice on the body: sec phthiriasis.
It has been said that the phthiriasis of the cat is occasioned by the abundance of ricini.
phthiriasis: a diseased condition of the skin caused by sucking lice.
phthiriasis, thi-rī′a-sis, n. the lousy disease—morbus pediculosus.
As an equine disorder this kind of phthiriasis was first described by Bouley.
I shall now proceed to the remaining class of diseases mistaken for phthiriasis; those, namely, which are produced by larv.
Louse-infestation is known as phthiriasis in medical and veterinary terminology.
phthiriasis phthi·ri·a·sis (thĭ-rī'ə-sĭs, thī-)
Infestation with lice, especially crab lice; pediculosis.