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culex

[ kyoo-leks ]
/ ˈkyu lɛks /
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noun, plural cu·li·ces [kyoo-luh-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.

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Origin of culex

<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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British Dictionary definitions for culex

culex
/ (ˈkjuːlɛks) /

noun plural -lices (-lɪˌsiːz)

any mosquito of the genus Culex, such as C. pipiens, the common mosquito

Word Origin for culex

C15: from Latin: midge, gnat; related to Old Irish cuil gnat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for culex

Culex
[ kyōōlĕks′ ]

n.

A genus of mosquitoes that act as vectors for many diseases of humans and domestic and wild animals.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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