any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, the females of which suck the blood of animals and humans, some species transmitting certain diseases, as malaria and yellow fever.
Mosquito, Military. a twin-engined, two-seat British fighter and bomber of World War II, made largely of plywood and having a top speed of 380 miles per hour (610 km/h).
- mos·qui·to·ey, adjective
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Anyone who doesn’t regularly fall prey to mosquitos will still find the Bug Bite Thing a worthwhile investment.
In this issue we dive into another scientific advance that prompts big questions — genetically engineering mosquitoes to combat diseases.
The species is especially hard to control among about 45 kinds of mosquitoes that whine around the Keys.
Also, the latest version of these mosquitoes is shipped from the United Kingdom as cleaned male eggs.
Some unease, too, may come just from basic human reactions to risk and control, says public health entomologist Natasha Agramonte, who has no connection with Oxitec but has been working with mosquitoes at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
I chose it for its metaphorical resonance, but the mosquito bite theory might be the worse.Ron Rosenbaum on Hitler, Hollywood, and Quantifying Evil | William O’Connor | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On another trip, a defiant caiman (a South American crocodile) devours his mosquito net.
The goal is to raise $250,000 in 30 days to build Sporobot, the mosquito-dissecting robot.
In the summer, though, Bettles sees more tourists who come to the fly-and-mosquito infested gateway into the Alaskan wilderness.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed | Terry Greene Sterling | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its path here is almost comic: evidence indicates that the mosquito was brought because of the international used tire trade.Chikungunya: The Mosquito-Borne Virus That Contorts Your Limbs | Kent Sepkowitz | March 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Judy, already tucked inside her mosquito-curtains, was nearly asleep.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
The mosquito bar was drawn over her; the old woman had come in while she slept and let down the bar.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The sexual cycle can take place only within the body of one genus of mosquito, anopheles.
When a malarious person is bitten by a mosquito, the gametes are taken with the blood into its stomach.
These migrate to the salivary glands, and are carried into the blood of the person whom the mosquito bites.
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