Head-louse definition

A parasitic louse (Pediculus humanus subsp. capitis) that infests the human scalp and causes itching.
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A parasitic louse (Pediculus humanus subsp. capitis) that infests the human scalp and causes itching.
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A parasitic insect, Pediculus humanus capitis, which lives among the hairs on the head of a human and feeds on blood.
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Noun

Singular:
head-louse
Plural:
head-lice