|—n , pl -toes, -tos|
|aedes anopheles See also culex any dipterous insect of the family Culicidae: the females have a long proboscis adapted for piercing the skin of man and animals to suck their blood|
|[C16: from Spanish, diminutive of mosca fly, from Latin musca]|
mosquito mos·qui·to (mə-skē'tō)
n. pl. mos·qui·toes or mos·qui·tos
Any of various two-winged insects of the family Culicidae, in which the female of most species has a long proboscis for sucking blood. Some species are vectors of diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.