Translation of louse in Spanish:


piojo, n.

Pronunciation /laʊs/

See Spanish definition of piojo


    (plural lice)
  • 1

    piojo masculine
    • Head lice are insects living on the human scalp and feeding on blood.
    • Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck.
    • Presumably mineral oil is acting like petroleum jelly to smother the live lice and loosen nits.
    • The gold standard for diagnosing head lice is finding a live louse on the head, which can be difficult.
    • You only treat for head lice if you find live lice in the hair.
    • Head lice are small, wingless insects that can get on the hair and scalp of humans.
    • Control of poultry lice requires treating the birds since lice remain on the bird throughout its life.
    • I haven't seen a live louse on her head since last Wednesday.
    • As earlier research had shown, they found a major split among lice species that live on apes and on monkeys and other primates.
    • Villagers also cited skin, lice, and saliva as carriers of the disease.
    • Petroleum jelly, mayonnaise and mineral oil seem to smother live lice.
    • Before treatment, live lice must be identified under a magnifying glass, which is best done when the hair is wet.
    • There are also flies whose larvae develop only in the tracheal passages of red kangaroos and lice that live in the throat pouches of cormorants and pelicans.
    • Treatment should be repeated after seven to 10 days if live lice are present.
    • Only the presence of live lice can confirm diagnosis of active infection.
    • The main effect of feather lice on their bird hosts is feather damage.
    • A strong solution of it can even remove lice or other skin parasites.
    • As a result of their cramped conditions, diseases such as eye cataracts and parasitic sea lice are rife, the group claims.
    • Some germs rely on insects - such as mosquitoes, fleas, lice or ticks - to move from host to host.
    • Beds were made from straw, which of course is a home for insects of all kinds, particularly fleas, lice, and tics.
  • (plural louses)
  • 2 informal

    canalla masculine, feminine
    • Since his original plan of using leftover roach motels now seems impractical, Jack must devise a better means of sending these unlicensed louses back to where they belong.
    • His characters were cads, letches, and leering louses, but they effectively tapped a bit of that inappropriate urge in us all.
    • All of these characters - if we can indeed call them that - are despicable louses that lie, cheat, and backstab each other in the name of comedy and TV ratings.
    • He said that, among the others using that network, there could be louses looking for their next attack target.
    • The louses are just plain nasty drivers who don't give a damn about anyone but themselves.