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Introduction: Lice

Description of Lice

Lice (medical condition): A parasitic insect that can infect humans...more »

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Lice: wingless usually flattened blood-sucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Lice: A general name for small, wingless, parasitic insects, previously of the order Phthiraptera. Though exact taxonomy is still controversial, they can be grouped in the orders ANOPLURA (sucking lice), MALLOPHAGA (biting lice), and Rhynchophthirina (elephant-lice).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Lice as a Disease

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Lice: Related Disease Topics

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Source - WordNet 2.1

  • Phthiraptera
  • Rhyncophthirina

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Broader terms for Lice

Source - MeSH 2007

  • insect

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The following terms can be used for Lice

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Hierarchical classifications of Lice

The following list attempts to classify Lice into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • insect
  • arthropod
  • invertebrate
  • animal,animate being,beast,brute,creature,fauna
  • being,organism
  • animate thing,living thing
  • object,physical object
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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