pubic louse

pubic louse
a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body
Syn: ↑crab louse, ↑crab, ↑Phthirius pubis
Hypernyms: ↑louse, ↑sucking louse
Member Holonyms: ↑Phthirius, ↑genus Phthirius, ↑Phthirus, ↑genus Phthirus

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