crab louse


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Related to crab louse: fish louse, head lice, Crab Lice

crab louse

a parasitic louse, Pthirus (or Phthirus) pubis, that infests the pubic region in man
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When a crab louse loses its grip it's usually for good, which means they probably can't be caught from lavatory seats or from bedding.
The insect has been an unwelcome companion to humans probably from the beginning, as have its close relatives, the body louse and the public or crab louse (see accompanying article page 4).