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culicid

[ kyoo-lis-id ]
/ kyuˈlɪs ɪd /
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noun
any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, comprising the mosquitoes.
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the culicids.
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Origin of culicid

<New Latin Culicidae, equivalent to Culic-, stem of Culexculex + -idae-id2
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British Dictionary definitions for culicid

culicid
/ (kjuːˈlɪsɪd) /

noun
any dipterous insect of the family Culicidae, which comprises the mosquitos
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Culicidae

Word Origin for culicid

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