culex

[ kyoo-leks ]

noun,plural cu·li·ces [kyoo-luh-seez]. /ˈkyu ləˌsiz/.
  1. 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.

Origin of culex

1
<New Latin (Linnaeus); Latin: gnat, midge

Other words from culex

  • cu·li·cine [kyoo-luh-sahyn, -sin], /ˈkyu ləˌsaɪn, -sɪn/, adjective

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culex

/ (ˈkjuːlɛks) /


nounplural -lices (-lɪˌsiːz)
  1. any mosquito of the genus Culex, such as C. pipiens, the common mosquito

Origin of culex

1
C15: from Latin: midge, gnat; related to Old Irish cuil gnat

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