Definition: The order of insects that includes the bloodsucking lice of mammals, with some 450 species arranged in six families, of which four contain species of medical or veterinary importance: Haematopinus, Linognathus, and Solenopotes of domestic mammals, and the human-sucking louse Pediculus humanus.
[G. anoplos, unarmed, + oura, tail]
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