culicid

[ kyoo-lis-id ]

noun
  1. any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, comprising the mosquitoes.

adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the culicids.

Origin of culicid

1
<New Latin Culicidae, equivalent to Culic-, stem of Culexculex + -idae-id2

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culicid

/ (kjuːˈlɪsɪd) /


noun
  1. any dipterous insect of the family Culicidae, which comprises the mosquitos

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Culicidae

Origin of culicid

1
C19: from New Latin Culicidae, from Latin culex gnat, culex

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