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culicid

[kyoo-lis-id] /kyuˈlɪs ɪd/
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/
noun
1.
any dipterous insect of the family Culicidae, which comprises the mosquitos
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Culicidae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Culicidae, from Latin culex gnat, culex
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