shaft louse

shaft louse
noun
a louse parasitic on poultry
Hypernyms: ↑bird louse, ↑biting louse, ↑louse
Member Holonyms: ↑Menopon, ↑genus Menopon

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noun
: a biting louse (Menopon gallinae) that commonly infests domestic fowls

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  • shaft louse — n a biting louse of the genus Menopon (M. gallinae) that commonly infests domestic fowls …   Medical dictionary

  • biting louse — noun wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds • Syn: ↑bird louse, ↑louse • Derivationally related forms: ↑lousy (for: ↑louse) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird louse — noun wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds • Syn: ↑biting louse, ↑louse • Derivationally related forms: ↑lousy (for: ↑louse) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken louse — noun a louse parasitic on poultry • Syn: ↑shaft louse, ↑Menopon palladum, ↑Menopon gallinae • Hypernyms: ↑bird louse, ↑biting louse, ↑louse • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • poultry louse — noun : any of several biting lice (genus Menopon) that attack poultry; especially : shaft louse …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Wall louse — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Menopon — A genus of biting lice (family Menoponidae, order Mallophaga) found on birds; it includes important pests that infect domestic fowl, such as M. gallinae (M. pallidum), the shaft louse of poultry, a light yellow louse about 1.7 to 2.0 …   Medical dictionary

  • Menopon — noun chicken lice • Syn: ↑genus Menopon • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Mallophaga, ↑order Mallophaga • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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