CULICES

culex

[kyoo-leks]
noun, plural culices [kyoo-luh-seez] .
any of numerous mosquitoes constituting the widespread genus Culex, distinguished by the habit in the adult of holding the body parallel to the feeding or resting surface, as the common house mosquito, C. pipiens.
Compare anopheles.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus); Latin: gnat, midge

culicine [kyoo-luh-sahyn, -sin] , adjective
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culex (ˈkjuːlɛks)
 
n , pl -lices
any mosquito of the genus Culex, such as C. pipiens, the common mosquito
 
[C15: from Latin: midge, gnat; related to Old Irish cuil gnat]

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Culex Cu·lex (kyōō'lěks')
n.
A genus of mosquitoes that act as vectors for many diseases of humans and domestic and wild animals.

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