Definition of mallophagan in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See Mallophaga

    • ‘While these mouthparts are not primarily designed to pierce skin some mallophagans do feed on blood.’
    • ‘Cats may be infested with Felicola subrostratus, a mallophagan louse.’
    • ‘Mites and mallophagan lice should be preserved and stored in 70% isopropyl alcohol.’
    • ‘The head of the mallophagan is wider than the prothorax.’
    • ‘However, many ectoparasitic arthropods are more vagile than mallophagan lice, and may have better opportunities to come in contact with novel hosts.’