EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural cu·li·ces . [ kyoo-l uh-seez] /ˈkyu ləˌsiz/ 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
New Latin (Linnaeus); Latin: gnat, midge Related forms cu·li·cine , [ kyoo-l uh-sahyn, -sin] /ˈkyu ləˌsaɪn, -sɪn/ adjective
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C15: from Latin: midge, gnat; related to Old Irish
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n. A genus of mosquitoes that act as vectors for many diseases of humans and domestic and wild animals.
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