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n. pl. cu·li·ces (-lĭ-sēz′)
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus. Also called culex mosquito.

[Latin, gnat.]


n, pl -lices (-lɪˌsiːz)
(Animals) any mosquito of the genus Culex, such as C. pipiens, the common mosquito
[C15: from Latin: midge, gnat; related to Old Irish cuil gnat]


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n., pl. -li•ces (-ləˌsiz)
any of numerous mosquitoes constituting the genus Culex, standing with the body parallel to surfaces, including the common house mosquito, C. pipiens.
[1825–50; < New Latin (Linnaeus); Latin: gnat, midge]
cu′li•cine` (-ləˌsaɪn) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.culex - type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surfaceCulex - type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
common mosquito, Culex pipiens - common house mosquito
Culex fatigans, Culex quinquefasciatus - widespread tropical mosquito that transmits filarial worms
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Key words: Anopheles stephensi, Residual activity, Bacillus thuringiensis, Bacillus sphaericus, Culex quinquefasciatus.
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The present study was aimed to evaluate the larvicidal activity of aqueous extracts of different parts of Melia azedrach against Culex quinquefasciatus.
3% repellency against Aedes aegyptii and 100% repellency against Anopheles stephensi and Culex quinquefasciatus (11).
Culex modestus, which has not been seen in Britain since 1945, has been found breeding in the marshes of north Kent and south Essex in the past 2 years.
Culex tarsalis mosquitoes, the species that carry the virus, prefer still and shallow bodies of water and hot weather
In the first of the Science papers researchers announce that they have identified all of Culex quinquefasciatus' 18,883 genes.
In some urban areas, streams highly polluted by combined sewer overflows (CSOs) represent significant habitats for the WNV mosquito vector Culex quinquefasciatus.