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Head Lice Definition & Overview

Definition

Head lice are tiny, barely visible insect-like animals (“arthropods”) that may live on the head and cause itching. ("Lice" is plural; the singular is "louse"). Head lice may also live in the eyebrows, eyelashes, and beard. But, sometimes infestations in these areas are from a related species called pubic lice.

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