Definition of phthirapteran in English:

phthirapteran

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or relating to the order Phthiraptera, comprising the lice.

noun

Entomology
  • An insect of the order Phthiraptera; a louse.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Pakistan Journal Health. From Phthiraptera + -an.

Pronunciation

phthirapteran

/(f)θʌɪˈrapt(ə)rən/