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From Latin pedicularis, from pediculus (a louse). Compare French pédiculaire.


pedicular (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to lice.
  2. Having the lousy distemper, phthiriasis.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Southey to this entry?)
  3. (biology) Relating to a stem or pedicle

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.