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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.]
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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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(ˈkyu lɛks)

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.
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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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There are fears the disease is weeks away from also being carried by the much more common culex mosquito, found in most parts of the Americas, Africa and Asia.
West Nile virus (WNV) is an arbovirus transmitted enzootically by Culex mosquito species among avian hosts.
Mulla (2004) Laboratory and simulated field evaluation of a new recombinant of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis and Bacillus sphaericus against Culex mosquito larvae (Diptera: Culicidae).
[6] In lifecycle of Wuchereria bancrofti, man is a definitive host and culex mosquito is an intermediate host.
An arbovirus, WNV is usually transmitted to humans after a bite from an infected Culex mosquito. The transmission cycle is maintained between mosquito and vertebrate hosts, usually birds.
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