What is another word for Genus Pediculus?
2 synonyms found
[ d͡ʒˈɛnəs pɛdˈɪkjʊləs], [ dʒˈɛnəs pɛdˈɪkjʊləs], [ dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ə_s p_ɛ_d_ˈɪ_k_j_ʊ_l_ə_s]
Genus Pediculus is a group of parasitic lice that infest humans and other mammals. These lice belong to the Phthiraptera order and are known for their tiny size and ability to spread various diseases. Other terms used to refer to Genus Pediculus include head lice, body lice, and pubic lice. Head lice are the most common type of Genus Pediculus, infesting the scalp and hair. Body lice infest clothing and bedding, and pubic lice infest the genital area. Some other scientific names used for Genus Pediculus include Pediculus humanus capitis, Pediculus humanus corporis, and Pthirus pubis. Effective treatment options for these lice include topical and oral medications.