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culicid

[kyoo-lis-id]
noun
1.
any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, comprising the mosquitoes.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the culicids.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Culicidae, equivalent to Culic-, stem of Culex culex + -idae -id2

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culicid (kjuːˈlɪsɪd)
 
n
1.  any dipterous insect of the family Culicidae, which comprises the mosquitos
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Culicidae
 
[C19: from New Latin Culicidae, from Latin culex gnat, culex]

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