Definition of pediculosis in English:

pediculosis

noun

Medicine
  • Infestation with lice.

    ‘Although pubic lice infestation, called pediculosis, is considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can be contracted in other ways.’
    • ‘Itching is the primary symptom of pediculosis.’
    • ‘Which of the following agents is/are considered safe, effective, and least toxic in the treatment of pediculosis?’
    • ‘Like pediculosis, scabies is caused by an obligate human parasite that is transmitted by human-to-human contact.’

Pronunciation

pediculosis

/pəˌdikyəˈlōsəs/ /pəˌdɪkjəˈloʊsəs/

Origin

Late 19th century modern Latin, from Latin pediculus ‘louse’+ -osis.