- any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, comprising the mosquitoes.
- belonging or pertaining to the culicids.
Origin of culicid
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Chief among these are the Culicid, or mosquitoes, and the Simuliid, or black-flies.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
The pertinacity of the Culicid frequently renders them a most formidable pest.
- any dipterous insect of the family Culicidae, which comprises the mosquitos
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Culicidae
C19: from New Latin Culicidae, from Latin culex gnat, culex
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