[ kyoo-lis-id ]
/ kyuˈlɪs ɪd /
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any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, comprising the mosquitoes.
belonging or pertaining to the culicids.
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How to use culicid in a sentence
Chief among these are the Culicid, or mosquitoes, and the Simuliid, or black-flies.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The pertinacity of the Culicid frequently renders them a most formidable pest.
British Dictionary definitions for culicid
/ (kjuːˈlɪsɪd) /
any dipterous insect of the family Culicidae, which comprises the mosquitos
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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