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.

Nearby words

  1. culebra peak,
  2. culet,
  3. culex,
  4. culham,
  5. culiacán,
  6. culicide,
  7. culicifuge,
  8. culicine,
  9. culicoides,
  10. culinarian

Origin of culicid

< New Latin Culicidae, equivalent to Culic-, stem of Culex culex + -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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