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Culex definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface [syn: Culex, genus Culex]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, gnat; akin to Old Irish cuil fly Date: 15th century any of a large cosmopolitan genus (Culex) of mosquitoes that includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) of Europe and North America and vectors of the viruses causing Saint Louis encephalitis and West Nile fever

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Culex Cu"lex, n. [L., a gnat.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of mosquitoes to which most of the North American species belong. Some members of this genus are exceedingly annoying, as C. sollicitans, which breeds in enormous numbers in the salt marshes of the Atlantic coast, and C. pipiens, breeding very widely in the fresh waters of North America. (For characters distinguishing these from the malaria mosquitoes, see Anopheles, above.) The yellow-fever mosquito is now placed in another genus, Stegomyia.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Culex Cu"lex (k?"l?ks), n. [L., a gnat.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of dipterous insects, including the gnat and mosquito.




 


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